4 thoughts on “How to Water a Newly Planted Tree”

  1. We just planted a new Monterrey Oak in our front yard, its a 65 gallon tree, I purchased 2 Treegators for the watering schedule, its about 4” trunk at base, 2 Treegators hold roughly 25-30 gallons at slow drip (they zip together in their doublebag system). They suggest using only once a week, but it would seem I would need to fill these up twice a week based on your 42 gallon suggestion, I know this tree is very drought tolerant, but its not established yet so I want to make sure it gets adequate water but not overwatering it as well…any suggestions? Suggestions for summer with this tree? Also most its leaves are missing but I expect that’s normal because I can see buds forming/formed already…

  2. We just planted a Monterrey oak last week. It came in a thirty gallon container. It was planted about 5 to 6 feet from where there was an Arizona Ash that because it had been capped it eventually died. The Monterrey oak looks healthy however, it’s tip is not as erect as it was when it first arrived. Is this normal for a newly transplanted tree trying to acclimated? I don’t have a picture of it yet

  3. We had a tree (Shammel Ash) grow from a seed dropped in our back yard by a bird. It grew to approx 6 feet tall with a trunk base of approx 4″. At that time we found it was way too close to our overhang over the patio, so decided to try to transplant. We talked to our local nursery they stated, “if you are going to transplant, do it NOW and not later”. It was at the end of may. The weather was still fairly cool, and we moved it to our front yard. We did prepare the hole, used Moon Valleys Moon Juice to help with avoiding shock. The weather two weeks later went drastically to the 100’s. This will most likely continue until the monsoon weather cools us down. The tree has lost all its leaves, but we do see green in the smaller branches. We have been watering every other day, 1/4 c moon juice with 5 gal of water, then also filling the well slowly and let soak. Based on this, what would be your suggestions (to change what we are doing or add to what we are doing)? We also used two tree poles approx 2′ from the trunk base with gardening wire with a rubber shield, to allow movement during windy days.

    1. You’ll have to watch it and water as needed (when soil stars to dry). The best time to transplant deciduous trees is really in the fall/ winter at end of growing season. Transplanting in spring when the leaves are brand new is worst possible time.

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