A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Moisture deficiency is the most common stress encountered in the landscape. Usually, this is a temporary condition and has minimal impact on plants. Periodically, though, drought conditions may persist for several months or years and can significantly affect plant health and survival. Unfortunately, extended droughts have become the norm. In the past decade, significant rainfall shortages have persisted for multi-year periods on at least two occasions in the eastern portion of the United States.