I hope you can read the article in the image above?
It is written by Director General of The Tree Council, Pauline Buchanan Black, and tells how severe drought in the state of Texas last year wiped out 10% of its urban trees.
It is estimated that over half a billion trees in the state's parks and gardens have also been lost.
The article also explains that trees in Texas will continue to die as the stress effect tightens its grip.
This on Satesman.com explains more about Texas' great tree loss.
In the UK we have got to take heed of this warning and not let trees in the UK suffer the same fate as trees did in Texas. Gardeners must be allowed to water even mature trees in our gardens and parks before it is too late.
It's no good the water companies throwing the moral book at the consumer and shame them into saving water when more is being lost daily through a leaking and creaking infrastructure, than is being consumed via our taps.
I'm sure we all know that we have to do more in terms of planning for a sustainable future but this potential problem is here and now and needs addressing.