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Q.How Long Should I Water And How Much Water Should A Evergreen Ash Tree Get In Arizona?

Zone Youngtown, AZ. 85363 | pgwiazda1953 added on July 11, 2020 | Answered

I have seed pods too which I do not like because tree is messy. When I brought the tree I asked for non-messy trees. The one in the backyard is because male tree but the one in front is very messy. How do I stop the seed pods on the tree from producing? I have no picture of the tree.

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Answered on July 14, 2020

Unfortunately, you are best leaving the sterilization process to the professionals, as the chemicals required are quite dangerous to humans, animals, and the environment. This process can be taken on by your local extension service. This page will help you to find the closest one to you:


Generally, these trees are very drought tolerant. If this is just now planted (Which should not be done in the heat of summer) then watering will be a careful process. You will need to measure the soil moisture down to about 4 inches. Make sure to water once it is dry down to that depth.

HOWEVER, if this is an established tree, then watering may not be necessary at all. Mulch is a better alternative to frequent watering, as overwatering will leave the tree with infections. They are VERY prone to infections.

Generally, though, for an established tree you can expect to water about a foot of water around the tree, evenly. Putting a bowl of that depth near the tree can help you to know when you have watered a foot of water. Once the bucket or bowl has filled up, it has had enough. Still, I would not advise providing extra water unless you are noticing a good bit of distress from the tree.

Here are some articles that will offer more information:



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