The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
Lawns are going brown all over California as residents respond to the Save Our Water conservation call. But what about the trees growing in those newly brown patches? Lawns can come back from their apparent death, but once a tree dies, it’s gone forever. DWR’s Landscape Specialist Julie Saare-Edmonds teamed with UC Cooperative Extension Horticulture Advisor Chuck Ingels and Sacramento Tree Foundation Greenprint Regional Coordinator Anne Fenkner on October 28 to instruct homeowners on the proper care and watering of their trees. As trees go dormant in winter, slow and infrequent watering at the drip line – directly below the outer limits of a tree’s branches – will help keep it healthy. For more tips on how to help trees survive the drought, view http://investfromthegroundup.org/wp-content/uploads/Drought-infographic.jpg.
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