The problem is that most of the roots are covered with concrete, so don't have access to your water. People plant trees without considering how large they will get when mature. I did! And much as I hated to part with that tree, I had it removed (* at some expense) because it was a hazard to my and my neighbor's property if it were to come down. If you were to drive down the 15 toward San Diego, you would see Avocado groves growing on the tops of those rocky hills. They need excellent drainage. I'm told they harvest them with Llamas, but I have no idea how they water them.