When dry weather comes in certain regions and stays, it’s vital that you water your young tree properly. If you don’t, it’s possible that it’s growth will be stunted. You may also dry it out, in which case it will slowly shrivel up and die.
Fresh, newly planted trees require more frequent bouts of watering than older, more mature trees. Within the first few months that you’ve planted a new tree, it’s roots are most likely still encased within the original root ball. This root ball and the surrounding area of soil should be kept evenly watered in order to promote root growth. After quite a few months, you can gradually expand your watering zone to beneath the surrounding of the canopy. This will help encourage the roots to move further into the soil and outside of their prior encasement.