Did you know that one FOOT of snow equals one INCH of water? The great state of Colorado faces long, dry periods during the fall and winter which may result in injury to our trees if we don’t take the initiative to water. Newly planted trees generally need about 10 gallons of water for each caliper inch of the tree (you can measure the trunk with a ruler). This means that a 2” diameter tree needs approximately 20 gallons of water per watering! Water should be applied slowly, allowing the water to soak into the soil to a depth of 12 inches or more. Water should be applied at several locations under the drip line and beyond if possible. We recommend that you apply water to all your newly planted trees once per week if there is no snowpack on the ground and the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is very cold for one whole week, skip that week and water twice the following week!