Newly planted trees — those that have been in the ground less than three years — require 25 gallons of water, approximately 1.5 inches of rainfall, per week to survive. Every Monday from May 1 through September 30, we post a tree watering alert in our weekly newsletter, our homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
When you pledge to water your trees, we will mail you a complimentary rain gauge so you can track weekly rainfall totals at your home. If less than 1.5 inches of rain falls, water your trees with the recommended 25 gallons of water.
Casey Trees is a D.C.-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To learn more about Casey Trees, visit caseytrees.org.