Should I be watering my redwood trees?

7 years ago

Hello all, sorry if this is a totally uninformed question.

We have 3 very large and some smaller redwood trees in our backyard in the SF Peninsula (up in the hills). I read in last month's sunset magazine that I should be watering the redwood trees since the drought is so severe it might actually kill them. These trees are gorgeous and unfortunately situated too close to the house so I really don't want them to die. The redwoods are one and a half times the height of our two story home, and I would guess about 30-35 years old. Should I be watering established trees? Is there a way to tell if the trees are getting enough water to be healthy?

Keeping fingers crossed for an el nino year!

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