I’m worried that my oak is drought stressed. How can I tell, and how much (if any) water should I apply?

Detailed information on “Watering Guidelines” can be found at http://cemarin.ucanr.edu/files/174267.pdf.

What can I plant under my oaks?

As a general rule, avoid planting under the canopy of oak trees. It is recommended that you remove non-native plants from under oaks but avoid disturbing the soil or drainage patterns in the process. If you need to plant something, choose species that require similar soil types and watering. Avoid azaleas and rhododendrons as they […]

Should I water my oak trees during the drought?

In general, healthy live oak trees are able to survive the dry seasons and extended droughts we experience in California. In most circumstances it is not necessary to water mature established live oak trees. Shallow watering can in fact cause additional problems. Over watering or improper watering of oak trees may promote the growth of […]