Tree and Shrubs
Trees are a wonderful addition to the landscape, but as with all things in the landscape, proper irrigation is a must, especially for newly planted trees. Oklahomans are no strangers to times of drought, and even established trees will require supplemental irrigation.
Driving down various streets in Stillwater you’ll see where homeowners have had to cut down some trees. This isn’t happening just in Stillwater, it’s statewide. Many of these trees have been lost over the last few years due to Oklahoma’s drought conditions.
If you’ve lived through several winters in Oklahoma, you know first-hand the damage caused by an ice storm. Fortunately, we don’t get those really severe ice storms all that often. However, landscape trees do suffer from ice damage every year.
Although National Arbor Day is not until the last Friday in April, Oklahoma gets a jump start on the state celebration by observing Arbor Week the last full week of March. This is a way for our state to recognize the value and benefits of trees to the community by providing shade, purifying air and water, managing soil erosion and improving our quality of life. So, starting today, it’s time to get your tree party started.