In public parks, in the wild and in private gardens, we are now seeing plants that have withered or been damaged by the recent prolonged drought. Gabriele Friedrich talked about the import of this for tree nurseries, their range and prices with the Chairman of the Association of German Mid-sized Tree Nursery Businesses (AmB), Frans van Dijk-Steffen.
In the case of tree nurseries, most of which have irrigation systems, the drought will at the least mean more work and higher costs. Frans van Dijk-Steffen (Rellingen) comments:
“The sensitivity of trees to the lack of water differs according to their nature. Those being grown in containers that are usually watered during the night during a normal summer have needed to be additionally watered several times daily to help them cope with the extreme heat and dryness. So schools are having to water their trees at least two to three times more frequently.”