Tree-Mendous Tips for Watering Your Trees

Do you LOVE trees? Do you get nutty over walnut trees? Weepy at the sight of a willow? Want to cuddle with a conifer?

At Be Water Smart, we want to make sure our urban forest stays with us for generations to come, even as climate change is projected to bring more frequent drought years.

We’ve partnered with our friends at the Sacramento Tree Foundation to provide some tips for efficiently watering your trees when the weather is dry.

Check out the pages and videos below, and be sure to visit to learn even more about caring for trees!

How to water your mature trees: tips and video





How to water your young trees: tips and video





How to Water Young Trees

How to Water Mature Trees


Tips for Tree Care During Drought from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

We Need Trees, and Trees Need Water from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Necisitamos Árboles y los Árboles Necesitan Agua Sacramento Tree Foundation

Helpful infographic from the California Urban Forests Council

Learn you can help your trees survive a drought in this brief video featuring sustainable landscape expert Cheryl Buckwalter.

Tree Watering Guidelines – The bucket method from the Sacramento Tree Foundation