TRIC Tree Ring Irrigation Contraption


#1

I found an Interesting article that talks about tree irrigation in drought areas ,you can learn more about TRIC Tree Ring Irrigation Contraption and Calculator by visiting the CCUH website:
http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu/public/drought/tree-ring-irrigation-contraption-tric-1/tree-ring-irrigation-contraption-tric
A slide show presentation helps outline the entire process.
Its not for everybody but I thought I would pass it along. :flushed:


#2

Very interesting @JNotar. Thanks for sharing this! Just curious, how are you watering your trees using your Iro?

Best, Emil


#3

I am using a Toro flood bubbler.

Your Welcome


#4

What precip rate do you have for your bubbler? Are you using the default nozzle in the app, or did you setup a custom nozzle?


#5

I used the standard bubbler setting. The reason is that I started to make modification and got frustrated on the delays on the refresh on the desktop. I will definitely revisit it on the new 2.0 when it becomes avail. :wink: In the mean time I just made a mold of a bowl with the dirt under the tree and it seems to work just fine for the time being. :mask: To be continued …


#6

@JNotar, gotcha. I’m sorry to hear you were having delays on the web app. If you’d like to add a custom nozzle via the mobile app, please reference this support article.

2.0 will be released next week :slight_smile: Here’s a preview: http://rachio.com/app


#7

@JNotar, It seems like your link is being truncated for some reason. Here’s a shortened URL for others that may be having trouble finding the information:

UC Davis TRIC .


#8

Thanks @kelpayne!

Rainbird’s Root Watering System (RWS) is another great product for watering new (and old) trees. For more information, please check out this PDF.

Best, Emil


#9

Looks pretty neat. The drip tubing in the picture is Netafim. Make sure you clean the filter regularly in the pressure regulating filter.