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Monday - May 11, 2015

From: amarillo, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Non-Natives, Watering, Trees
Title: Watering newly-planted Afghan Pines
Answered by: Joe Marcus

QUESTION:

I just planted some Afghan pines in Amarillo, tx (avg. rainfall about 2O in. Per year) What would be the appropriate amount of water and how often would I need to water during this time.

ANSWER:

We're very sorry, but Afghan Pine is not native to North America and is thus outside our area of research and expertise.  Your county's Agricultural Extension Service agent should be able to advise your on water requirements for your trees.

 

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