Water Requirement Bar

Every Landowner Factsheet has a red bar that shows how much water a tree needs or can tolerate.
A tree may only have one segment of bar such as this.

It grows only in moist conditions, not normal or wetland.

Another tree may have several segments showing indicating that it grows in every moisture condition.

This affects where a seed or seedling should be planted. You should consider where water occurs and does not occur on your site before selecting a species to plant. Also, rainfall is an important factor. The sylvics page offers a more detailed description of the water requirements.


- desert

- dry (no streams, little rain)

- moderately dry (no streams, average rain)

- moderately moist (some streams, average rain)

- moist (streams nearby, lots of rain)

- wetland