Drought killed over 66 Million Trees in California drought since 2010

Over 66 Million trees were killed in the California’s Sierra Nevada forest since 2010 have died in a six-county region of central and southern Sierra reported by the U.S. Forest Service.  This California drought is one of the worst we’ve seen yet.
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To curb off dangerous potential for wild fires the Forest Service says it has cut down 77,000 trees that pose the greatest risk to people, communities and campgrounds.

Water restrictions for the home owner in California has been a challenge.  It’s hard to keep their personal landscapes alive and well, when these things happen.  Many owners are using more localized watering solutions such as the Waterhoop ® tree sprinkler or a soaker hose for their trees, flowers, garden and shrubs.

Tree Care for Cold Weather Months.

Mulch is important for winter tree care months.  Use mulch under your trees in the fall or early winter to help retain water.  Mulch is a wonderful thing to use during the winter months. 

Give your trees a drink, they are thirsty.  Winter water droughts require watering just like the summer.  If temperature and weather permits, an occasional watering during the winter on a young tree can help protect and protect that tree for proper survival.  Don’t water trees if the tree and soil are frozen.. but if it is a cool temp then water away!