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Help Keep Woodland "The City of Trees"

As you cut back on water use during this historic drought, you may not realize the impact this will have on your landscape trees. Trees in irrigated landscapes become dependent on regular watering. When watering is reduced - and especially when it’s stopped completely - trees will die.


Tree loss is a very costly problem: not only in expensive tree removal, but also in the loss of all the benefits trees provide.

Save Our Water and Our Trees

Your trees provide an immense range of health, energy, environmental, and economic benefits:

  • Trees improve air and water quality
  • Trees provide shade to the landscape and reduce water needs
  • Trees help keep your home cooler
  • Trees slow stormwater runoff and help recharge groundwater
  • Trees reduce soil erosion
  • Trees add value - sometimes thousands of dollars worth - to your home and neighborhood

Trees take a long time to grow. Without helping our trees through the drought, we risk losing these benefits. While the drought may not last long, it can harm or kill trees, and it will take 10, 20, or even 50-plus years to grow trees and get back the benefits.

Legislative Update

  1. City of Woodland
  2. State of California

On June 21, 2016, The City of Woodland responded to the State Water Resources Control Board's new Emergency Regulation (PDF) and rescinded the emergency stages of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan.

Currently, the city asks its water users to voluntarily cut water use by 10% compared to 2013 usage in addition to limiting outdoor watering to 3 days per week between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Go to the City of Woodland meeting site for detailed information about the June 21, 2016 City Council Meeting including the approved resolution, the staff report, and video of the meeting.

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In the News

California has come to be defined just as much by the drought as it is by Silicon Valley, agriculture, or Hollywood. Stay up-to-date with drought news with the following Daily News Updates: