Best watering method for mature tree (500 gal a week)

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  1. wordsmo

    wordsmo New Member

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    I came up with the same math as Lumberjack, 6619 gals.
    So, maybe keep the math calculations in the back of your mind, along with observing water runoff or soaking in.
    I hope you don't feel ganged-up on, we just can't help but bring to light the math - for some of us it's a compulsion.
    Sorry, I did not add much. Good luck.

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  2. jbrukardt

    jbrukardt New Member

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    No worries, i absolutely dont. If anything, i can respect the math as well.

    Unfortunately, thats not a gallon amount i can sustain from my well :(
     
  3. SuperK

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    Hey there,

    I have been working on the same kind of situation but a little different.

    I am trying to replace water that is not getting to the root zone of mature tulip poplars.

    I came up with my own conclusions that I wont share lol but here are 2 things that really helped me.

    1.The Us geological survey website helped with calculating how much water I should use which is still subjective.
    https://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthrain.html


    2.Also Kim Coders talk on watering trees.
    http://soilsteaching.uga.edu/soilsandhydrology/Watering Trees.htm


    http://www.georgiaarborist.org/Reso...cles-stuff/Water _ Trees Manual pub 12-11.pdf

    Hope this helps!!
     
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  4. jbrukardt

    jbrukardt New Member

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    while the specifics certainly arent applicable to my scenario, how did you end up laying down the water, and what rough time/gpm/etc
     
  5. SuperK

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    I am using just a soaker hose and have a battery operated timer that goes on the end of the spigot. I have not actually hooked it up yet but hope to in the next couple of days. The timer has read outs for gallons per minute I believe and even more useful things. I forget them all though with it not right here in front of me. I will give you a brand name.

    The area that needs water is covered by a wooden platform so I figured out the size of that square feet and used the usgs site to calculate average rain fall in the area and hope to mimic that or close to that.
     

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