Drought & Watering Trees
Thursday, August 19, 2021
The direct impact of drought on trees is characterized by slowing or eliminating growth, serious health threat causing injury or death. Drought also impacts trees indirectly, by increasing their susceptibility to wildfire, insect pests, and disease and overall long-term decline. Severe droughts cause widespread tree mortality across landscape (urban, acreage, farm, county, or province wide) with profound effects on the function of tree/forestry ecosystems and overall environment.