I'm sure we'll get our dry spell like we always do. The same areas that were flooded out in 2017 on Lake Ontario and the St.Lawrence River were flooded out again with the water levels even higher in 2019.0.4" in the past 30 days. Looks like late July and the summer hasn't even started.
Just an observation:Problem for us is that July/August typically are dry months for us and they've been almost bone dry the past few years. This year we are starting summer with an even more notable deficit. This is taking its toll on the trees.
If I had a well I might try that, but our trees are like 70-80' tall so it would take a ton of water and cost a fortune. I have a root injector that I am using to deliver some water to the roots around the trees we're trying to save.Just an observation:
2012 was an extremely dry year here. There were lots of trees dying back and most crops were failing due to heat and drought. I remember watering a bunch of new landscaping trees and shrubs that year just to keep them going.
There were two groups of existing spruces nearby, all same kind, planted several years earlier.
I accidently left the hose on one group over night - they ended up very well watered, green grass grew around them ALL summer long, regardless of drought conditions, a big green ring of growth
The other group got no water at all, all summer.
We looked out the window last night, and commented, remember those spruces that got so well watered the grass was green all summer - 7yrs later they are now about 7ft taller, very full and fluffed with new growth, very healthy. The other group, thin, sparse, and shorter. The difference is very noticeable.
Only 20 - 25% wetter would be a vast improvement. We reached our yearly average rainfall in early May of this year, we are on track for 250 - 300% our normal rainfall, for our second year in a row.
Cedars dying from lack of summer rainfall? We're losing our Coastal Redwood. These past 4 summers have really taken their toll.