The true effect of irrigation on trees Author Katherine Woodford Mc Gilda Like everything that nature gives us, trees are living beings: they have a birth, a life, then a death. In an earlier stage of a tree’s life, irrigation can be a tremendous plus. At this stage, it’s the leading need a tree has. In the adolescent phase, the tree still needs water. However, too much can be just as bad as too little. This is true for the trees as they mature to adulthood as well. When planned correctly, irrigation is very good but not too much as it would do more harm than good. The following article will deal with irrigation for trees, from birth to adulthood, as well as with special problems encountered during their lifetime.