As residents of Northern New Mexico know all too well, our region has been experiencing prolonged drought conditions for many years. While the recent winter season brought some much-needed precipitation, the reality is that we still face significant challenges when it comes to water resources. According to the New Mexico State University Extension, trees should receive one inch of water per week during the growing season, which typically runs from April through October in our region. This can be achieved through a combination of rainwater and supplemental watering, such as with a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose.
Despite the recent rainfall, it’s important to remember that trees still require consistent and adequate watering in order to thrive. While it may be tempting to assume that the wet winter took care of all your trees’ watering needs, the reality is that trees require more than just a single season of rainfall to establish deep, healthy root systems.
Recent news articles have highlighted the ongoing drought and pest infestations in our area. New Mexico is experiencing the second-driest period in the past 126 years, which has led to widespread drought conditions, particularly in the northern and western parts of the state. The current drought conditions have also led to increased pest infestations, particularly among piñon trees. Bark beetles and other pests thrive in drought conditions, and can quickly kill off entire stands of trees if left unchecked.
At Very Good Tree Service, we understand the importance of caring for your trees in all conditions, and we have the expertise and tools to help you do just that. In addition to providing regular watering and nutrients, our team of certified arborists can help you identify and address pest infestations before they cause irreparable damage to your trees. We use environmentally-friendly methods to control pests, such as targeted insecticides and pheromone traps, to minimize the impact on the surrounding ecosystem.
By taking a proactive approach to tree care, you can help ensure the long-term health and vitality of your trees, even in the face of ongoing drought conditions and pest infestations. Contact Very Good Tree Service today to learn more about our services and how we can help you care for your trees.
-U.S. Drought Monitor: New Mexico State Overview
Link: https://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-new-mexico-drought-monitor-map.php and https://www.drought.gov/states/new-mexico
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