Keep your tree healthy and thriving by avoiding these common mistakes.
Get your tree off to a good start.
The first 5 years are the most important.
How to water young and mature trees, plus watering in the drought.
Demystifying the process.
Educational Tree Care Information
Canopy.org - Extensive, easy to use, and local (Palo Alto). Information on watering, young and mature trees, choosing, proper care, planting and more.
Arbor Day Foundation - Learn about the benefits of trees and their role in taming stormwater runoff, how they fight climate change and how they can help save energy consumption. There is also useful information about tree planting and care, and how to select the right tree for your property.
Trees Are Good - Useful information on proper tree care including plant health care, mulching techniques, pruning, planting and recognizing tree hazards and risks.
California Native Plant Society - Promotes the importance of native plants in our region provides statewide programs in conservation and restoration efforts. The CNPS Gardening Program also provides gardening tips and strategies to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and pests.