Caring for Trees in a Drought

Per the Governor’s Executive Order, 4 Laguna West Association will not be fining members for dry and yellow lawns. However, it is important to keep your trees healthy during the drought. Per the Elk Grove website, “Considering your trees value and the time needed to grow to maturity, ensuring the survival of shade trees should be a top priority for landscape. According to local certified arborists, a typical large tree in the Sacramento valley has a replacement value ranging from several to tens of thousands of dollars. During times of drought, landscape retention decisions should be made based on value, risk assessment, and the cost and ease of replacing assets of equivalent size.