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150 Gallons of Water Daily!

With all the rain in Asheville recently you may be wondering how much water trees can absorb. Trees can absorb between 10 and 150 gallons of water daily, yet of all the water absorbed by plants, less than 5% remains in the plant for growth. They rely on available water in the soil to “rehydrate” during the nighttime hours, replacing the water loss during the daytime hours. (source)


The trees that absorb the most water are:

  • Red Maple

  • Ash

  • Black Gum

  • White Cedar

  • River Birch




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