Irrigation and aeration
In order for the tree to thrive and survive, there must be adequate access to water and oxygen in the surrounding soil. If there is insufficient water, the roots cannot absorb nutrients from the earth and the tree will die due to moisture loss caused by the tree’s regular transpiration.
An efficient irrigation system will provide water where your roots are and not in the layer of earth above. This also ensures vital aeration of the roots.
Watering is not only essential to maintain biochemical processes linked to photosynthesis, respiration and transport but also to ensure mechanical support for the leaf and stem tissue. Insufficient or inefficient watering will result in a reduction of the number of leaves and fewer buds.