Tulsa, OK -
This summer, many are fighting to keep trees alive. We caught up with the experts about how to water trees most effectively.
Roots for an established tree are about a foot deep into the soil, so you will need to water for a few hours to make sure the roots are getting a good drink.
A good rule of thumb is to keep watering until the water starts running off and is not soaking into the dirt anymore.
The experts say do not concentrate on watering just the base. You need to water what's called the "drip line," or where the limbs make an imaginary line to the ground around the tree. When the sun is straight up in the sky, the shadowed area is the drip line.
It is very important to remember some residents are under a voluntary water rationing, so make sure to water every other day and between midnight and noon.