New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Tree Talk: Trees, Water and Weeds


July 26, 2021

As drought conditions continue to spread across the country and across the state, the lack of water expresses itself through plants. Trees respond to short-term drought by wilting, leaf scorch and leaf drop. Long-term damage from drought happens over a period of years and includes stunted growth, branch dieback, and possible death of the plant. Many woody plants can take up to three years after...

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