Take a drive down almost any street in the tri state area and this is what you're probably going to see. Trees that are feeling the stress of high temperatures and a lack of timely rain. One local expert said despite what it looks like, you can still try and save those trees that look like their on their last leg.
" Well I wouldn't give up on them. I would at least give them a chance because sometimes I have seen it in the past. Where they will reset their buds and actually come back out again. you can actually check it and see if it will do that and see if there is any buds coming. But if the branches act brittle and if you scrape and get into the cambium layer right underneath of there, well then there might be a problem with the tree and it might not make it," Tom Friye, who is with Bergman Nurseries in Quincy said.
Friye said a good watering at least twice a week is what a tree needs. 20 to 30 gallons each time. He said because of the lack of snow this past winter and the lack of spring rains, it has all added up to a point now where many trees are needing some help. Help in the way of watering from the hose attached to you house.
" In most of the nurseries and different box stores, they get watered everyday. So if you take something that's been watered everyday and you put it at your house and water it once a week, that's not going to be sufficient. You gotta give it more water. It's just a matter of common sense, a lot of time," Friye said.
He went on to say that for those trees that are in the middle of a parking lot, they have a tendency to suffer more stress because of the lack of water. As opposed to trees that are more out in the open where they're root system is closer to the surface and can get more water when it rains.