How to water a tree properly

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You'd think watering a tree would be a no-brainer. But the prevalence of sprinkler systems in private gardens and outright neglect in parking lots across Long Island tells me otherwise. It's important to remember that newly planted trees should receive regular supplemental waterings for their entire first year, and in some cases their second year, until they are fully established. After that, they still should be watered during periods of drought. BY JESSICA DAMIANO

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