POSTED: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 9:14pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 6:20am
East Texas is known as the "Piney Woods" - and this intense drought is making things worse for trees.
Today, KETK spoke with Jerry Seeton from the Texas Forest Service in Jacksonville.
He says trees are definitely taking a big hit from the drought.
With leaves discoloring and branches falling off everywhere you look.
Whenever we do get a little rain, the trees are so brittle - when branches break off - it can be bad for the tree.
Seeton says a 5 gallon bucket - could save some of your smaller trees.
Just poke 2 holes in the bottom, fill it with water, and let it seep out.