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Re: watering trees
Posted by Ken on 5/21/2001, 7:32 am
We really have no experience with this particular tree. My research shows that it requires, or is accustomed to, about 40" annually. However, that really does not offer enough information to design a system. My thoughts would be that the trees size would suggest using a drippline, not a tape as you are accustomed to with your cut flowers (please see pages 21 & 22 of our catalog). The tape is intended for short term crops. A drippline, such as RainBird's PC drippline or Netafim's RAM drippline will last considerably longer and allow for longer runs. I would guess you might want a 48" spacing, using 1gph emitters, with a row of drippline run along each row, assuming you have a water source that will handle this.
There are a lot of variables involved, but I hope this will begin to help in your planning.