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

#21
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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#22
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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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 :(
 

SuperK

Active Member
#23
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!!
 
#24
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/Resources/Educational articles-stuff/Water _ Trees Manual pub 12-11.pdf

Hope this helps!!
while the specifics certainly arent applicable to my scenario, how did you end up laying down the water, and what rough time/gpm/etc
 

SuperK

Active Member
#25
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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