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05/07/19 02:39 PM
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Charles_G Offline OP
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I have a question for you guys. How do you go about getting water to freshly planted trees that are out in places not easily accessible by hose and 3 hours from my house? I have a truck, a rain barrel, and 5 gallon buckets. Are my only options going to be doing the whole Micky Mouse Fantasia thing or is there some other neat trick or new-fangled gadget to keep my trees moist for the summer?

Last edited by Charles_G; 05/07/19 02:50 PM. Reason: Spell check

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Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2802188
05/07/19 03:10 PM
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Rain dance.


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Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2802289
05/07/19 05:34 PM
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Puts sugar in his cornbread!
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Naw.


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Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2802313
05/07/19 06:03 PM
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Best trick is to plant them in November or December.

Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2802365
05/07/19 07:15 PM
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plant in the fall, use 36" weed mat and mulch a 48" circle around it


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Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2802622
05/08/19 06:32 AM
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Water barrel

Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2802663
05/08/19 07:24 AM
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You can drill a small hole in the 5 gallon bucket and let water trickle out over a day or two.

My wife's mother has a 275 gallon water tote on a truck that she waters trees with during hot weather. Runs a 12V shur-flo pump on it.


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Re: Water [Re: k bush] #2802762
05/08/19 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by k bush
You can drill a small hole in the 5 gallon bucket and let water trickle out over a day or two.

My wife's mother has a 275 gallon water tote on a truck that she waters trees with during hot weather. Runs a 12V shur-flo pump on it.



This is what I’m looking for. Thanks.
I’m thinking 55 gallon rain barrel with a drip line... or something. Might save me a trip or 2 anyway.


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Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2803494
05/09/19 10:27 AM
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huntin the big lease
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put a pvc pipe down to the roots at and angle, poor water in it until it fills. every day condensation will form inside the pipe and run down the pipe to the roots. one way to get them alittle without it raining


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Re: Water [Re: Turkeymaster] #2803569
05/09/19 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Turkeymaster
put a pvc pipe down to the roots at and angle, poor water in it until it fills. every day condensation will form inside the pipe and run down the pipe to the roots. one way to get them alittle without it raining


I've seen it. Wonder if it actually works.

Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2806595
05/13/19 12:49 PM
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zip two tree gators together around the tree and that would at least slowly water it for 1-2 days

Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2835327
06/21/19 10:09 PM
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PVC pipe trick works great


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Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2846755
07/08/19 06:08 PM
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gator bags

Re: Water [Re: Charles_G] #2876172
08/11/19 07:28 PM
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How big or small of a pvc pipe to you use?


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