Trees and lengthy drought

Categories: How To
Published on: September 16, 2018

The Edible Garden / Edythe Falconer / September 2018

Large trees shelter humans, understorey trees, shrubs, flower beds and vegetable gardens. Besides providing shelter, shade and privacy, trees are psychologically beneficial. And trees hold soil in place. In order to provide all of these benefits, a tree must take its own fair share of moisture and nutrition from the soil it grows in. In dry times they may compromise the welfare of other trees and plants within their growing space as they reach out for what they need. The root systems of large trees are vast.