How much water do I need for a newly planted tree?
Any tree under two years old is vulnerable, but brand new trees are even more susceptible to injury and damage. The roots aren’t established in the ground, so without the proper care, it’s not going to take. Three things trees need the most as they’re growing and getting stronger are water, mulch, and you to keep an eye out for any signs of stress or other issues. The best way to water the tree is to take a hose, whether it’s a soaker hose or a garden hose, and set it to a slow trickle. Set it near the base, but not right up against the trunk, and allow it to trickle down into the root system for two hours. It’s essential to do every 7-10 days unless the ground is already wet from a recent storm.