Rain Bird' s Root Watering Series Enhances Transplanted Tree Establishment
Rain Bird’s Root Watering Series enables vital water, oxygen, and nutrients to bypass compacted soil and directly reach tree and shrub root systems. A study found that deep-root watering generates 48 percent more deep-root growth in transplanted trees.
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Decline or death of trees and shrubs after transplanting is often caused by poor root establishment. New root growth is most important for successful establishment and future growth of plants.
A recent study by the University of Arizona's School of Plant Sciences has found that Rain Bird's Root Watering Series (RWS) irrigation products help tree and shrub root systems become established more quickly by providing water, oxygen and nutrients at lower levels in the root zone.
It helps landscape contractors by allowing them to help their clients protect their expensive tree and shrub investments. It also provides contractors with a unique up-sell opportunity for those clients planting new trees on their properties.
''One of the key design goals for the RWS product line was to help trees and shrubs survive transplant shock,'' said Rick Foster, senior product manager for the company’s Accessories Strategic Business Unit. ''Trees are one of the most valuable investments in a landscape project. Protecting that investment is important to our customers.''
RWS products include a patented basket weave canister which enables below ground irrigation to a depth of up to 36 inches. In addition to promoting faster and deeper root growth, water efficiency is achieved by greatly reducing loss due to evaporation and run-off typical of surface irrigation. These pre-assembled, ready-to-install devices are available with bubblers offering different precipitation rates. Models are also available for use in drip installations. For more information about Root Watering Series, visit www.rainbird.com.