Water regularly with soaker hoses. Trees need a slow release form of watering over a long period of time. This ensures that the soil absorbs the water instead of becoming saturated and running off.
Do not backfill over an existing root system. Roots need oxygen to work properly so standing water or excess fill can suffocate them.
Avoid mechanical damage from weed whackers & lawn mowers by using tree guards or mulching around tree trunks.
Routine pruning can increase tree’s life expectancy.