Experts say to water your trees this winter

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Don't forget to take care of your trees this winter, experts say they still need watered.

During the winter, trees may be "sleeping", but their roots are very much awake. When the soil gets too dry, the roots can die. To ensure that your trees will look great come spring, winter watering is a must. Water a wide area once a month for about ten minutes within the drip line.

"Our drip line that we call for trees is where, if it rains, the water drips off the edge of the branches. And that's where you want to focus your watering," said Kamie Long, Colorado State Forest Service.

It's best to do it when temperatures are warmer than 40 degrees and the snow has melted off. Monthly watering should be continued up until your irrigation is turned back on in the spring.

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