Good afternoon everyone, A while back you all offered some great advice for a specimen american beech I have, huge tree, about 130 foot canopy and 52" dbh. It was (and unfortunately still is) in decline with crown thinning due to root damage. old thread: http://www.treebuzz.com/forum/threads/help-me-save-a-200-year-old-specimen-beech.34053/ The tree was a bit too sensitive to heavily airspade, so in many ways im left to let nature run its course, but one thing i can do is help the tree regrow its roots with some watering assistance. If i've done my math right, i need to lay down about 500 gallons a week in a deep watering session. I'm on a well producing well, so the water usage isnt an issue. I was just wonder what you all thing the best method of laying down that amount of water is. My initial plan was 4 directional sprinklers, each covering one quadrant, about 10 feet out from the base of the tree (keeping the base dry), soaking out to the root zone to simulate a rainfall. Running those for 1.5 hours or so would lay down the 500 gallons. I have 4 inches of mulch all the way out to the drip line, so it should retain the moisture fine without runoff. Thoughts?