Newly planted trees need simple care in their tender early years to thrive. Carrying out a little tree care is a great way to stay connected to the tree or trees you have planted, and could help them prosper for years and even decades to come. It’s easy to help young trees survive those critical first five years.
As long as you plant at the right time of year and have mulched and weeded well, you usually won’t need to water unless there is a very dry spell of more than a few weeks. In drought conditions, or when planting somewhere with poor soil quality or exposed to the wind or full sun, it’s best to water regularly in the summer to help the young trees establish.
You can find more information about spotting a tree with drought stress, as well as our top 10 tips for watering trees in a drought via the free download below.