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by Leslie Williams
on September 25, 2020 at 6:35 PM
This article was helpful, thank you. I have a liquid amber and a Canadian maple in my front yard, with a sloped lawn. I guestimate that they are about 25 years old. I did not realize until earlier this year that they needed more water than the lawn sprinklers can provide. So I have been trying to drip water them this summer and they are looking better. But the water tends to run off easily because the slope is fairly steep. I would like to know the best way to drip water them so that I don't have runoff water going into the gutter. If the drip watering needs to be around the drip line, for an older tree, that would be a number of feet from the trunk. What is the best way to take care of this problem?  
Also, the liquid amber has had some sap oozing from the trunk for a long time. I have not touched it to see if it is actually wet or not. I think the leaves are starting to turn. They usually turn almost black, not a pretty amber color. Any suggestions?  
Thank you
Reply by Anne E Schellman
on November 12, 2020 at 11:58 AM
Hi Leslie, thanks for your comment. We hope our reply to your question has been helpful.
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