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Beach Tree Watering Method

posted Dec 3, 2010, 8:14 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 7:48 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association ]
Originally posted June 23, 2008

The tree watering method is pretty straightforward:

  1. mark the level of 1 gallon (4.5 L) on the pail you plan to use
  2. fill your pail up to the 1 gallon mark with water from the river (you’ll have to get your feet wet)
  3. walk to your tree and pour the water into the “earthen saucer” at the base of the tree
  4. repeat steps 2 and 3 thirty times each week!

It is recommended that you pick one day each week to do your watering so that the water soaks down to the deepest roots. Early in the morning or in the evening would be best. If there are two days with substantial rainfall you won’t need to water that week. (The Environment Canada website provides the daily precipitation history for Ottawa.)