Trees and Water

Trees are the most valuable element of our green infrastructure because of the benefits they provide and the investment they represent.

At Canopy, we work with each of our partners to ensure that we plant drought-tolerant trees species so that our urban forest’s water needs match our region’s rainfall levels. We ask citizens to conserve water, but not at the expense of their trees. A large percentage of our city’s trees need summer water, and we can’t afford to lose the shade, beauty and environmental benefits they provide.

Water conservation and tree preservation are not incompatible goals. Canopy offers advice on how to achieve both:

  1. Visit the Canopy Tree Library to determine how much water your tree needs or to select a drought-tolerant species for your planting.
  2. Read our step-by-step instructions on how you can preserve trees and conserve water.
  3. Consult our watering guidelines for practical tree watering recommendations
  4. Read three case studies for concrete examples of common situations and their solutions.

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