AA Practice Notes abuse adaptive growth approved contractor ARB Approved Contractor Arboricultural Association Arborist Arborists ash dieback Asian assessment Atypical Myopathy bad arborist bat conservation trust bats become an approved contractor benefit benefits Benefits of Trees beware Biosecurity bird nesting season birds bleeding blocked drain blog boundary bracing branches british bats BS5837 building callus careers cavity certification CHIP clear Climbing code of ethics code of practice colleges common law communication complain complaints conservation conservation areas construction consultant Contractor conversion Convictions coppicing Coronavirus CoSHH council council land court COVID-19 crown crown lifting crown raising crown reduction crown thinning danger of felling dangerous dangers deadwood defamation definitions diagnostic service dieback directive directory discrimination disease dispute Distance driveway duty of care ear defenders ecologist education ethics european habitats directive felling licences Finance fines forum fruit trees fungus glossary good arborist good climbing practice ground nesting birds guidance Guides habitat hammering harassment harmful hazardous substances health health & safety health and safety heavy clay hedge height helliwell help and advice help for arborists HMRC hollow tree Hornet horses HSE initials injury Insects intrusive i-Tree ivy land registry legal requirements legislation lifting equipment light light loss local councils local planning authority LOLER lopping loss maternity minimum recommended distance mobile phone monetary value music nail neighbour nesting nesting birds directive noise at work Oak Processionary Moth OPM penalty permission personal protective equipment pests Pests and Diseases phone usage phones up trees planning consent planning system point value policies post nominals PPE problem tree professional conduct property protection proximity pruning qualifications radio reasonable care registered consultant regulations restrictive covenants risk assessment risk to health road management roost roots Rope Royal Veterinary College safe safety schedule 5 schedule 6 Security site clearance sites of special scientific interest smothering Specialists study subsidence sycamore Talking Trees TDAG Technical Technique terminology The British Horse Society time of year tool box talk topping tpo traffic management training Tree Tree Advice Trust Tree Aftercare tree assessment tree consultant Tree Establishment Tree Health tree management tree officer tree ownership Tree Planting tree preservation order tree roots Tree Species Selection Tree Specifiers tree surgeon tree valuation Tree Watering trees trees causing cracks trolling Two Rope unsafe Urban Urban Trees verbal abuse VETcert vibration levels victimisation videos Water Management Watering wildlife wildlife and countryside act Women In Arboriculture working at height working equipment


View the Introductory Guide to Young Tree Establishment Sieries

Sustainable Water Management: Trees are part of the solution

 27/07/2023    Last Modified: 27/07/2023

Sustainable Water Solutions

Sustainable Water Management:

Trees are part of the solution

A revised and updated guide produced by the Arboricultural Association and the London Tree Officers Association

It is a well-established fact that amenity trees (those found in gardens, parks, on streets and in other places near where people live and work) deliver a wide range of environmental, social and economic benefits to society. However,if they are to fulfil their potential it is critical that trees are able to establish themselves successfully, thriving in the landscape and reaching maturity. In order to grow from saplings to semi-mature and mature specimens, newly-planted trees need water, The purpose of this document is to outline some of the factors to consider when watering trees, both in ordinary conditions and during times of drought.

You can download the guide for free below, a limited number of copies are also available for community groups and organisations. You can order these and other resources at trees.org.uk/arbresources


Introduction to sustainable water management
Quantity and delivery
Design, planning and maintenance
Community engagement
Trees and drought

Download the Sustainable Water Management

More information on watering trees:


Watering Tags
Watering, Water Management