Water Quest—Now is theTtime to Plant Drought-Resistant Trees 10/26/12
CBS 7 News
As our drought has raged on, many of us have watched our yards turn to dry dirt.
Good news…your yard can still have life with a minimum amount of water by planting drought-resistant trees—and the time is now.
John Blaney, owner of “John’s Corner” nursery, tells us that the most popular right now are Arizona Ash trees because they grow fast, they grow large, and they don't take a lot of water. The second best-bet are Live Oak trees, because they naturally grow in Texas.
The reason it’s important to plant now is because the roots will continue to grow through the winter. So, when it gets hot again next year, the trees will have a larger root system for the plants to thrive.
Blaney tells us if you water every week for the first week to eliminate air pockets in your soil, then the second week every three days, a tree will survive.
Water Quest is free resource...available for anyone in the Permian Basin. Experts can answer your questions about water-related issues and conservation.
You may contact Water Quest at www.waterquestinc.org, or at 580-57-22.