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Old 11-27-2013, 04:41 AM   #1
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What Are These Next To Trees?


Hi everybody, I was just wondering what these white things next to the trees are. I see them when I walk the dog and there's usually two at each tree (one on either side of the tree trunk) but I can never really tell what they're for! Can anybody shed some light on this for me? Maybe include a link to more detailed info if you can. Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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For watering. If a trees only source of water is from the surface, that is where the roots will typically develop. This is why you will see trees uprooted in high winds with the entire root structure ripped from the ground. By watering near the bottom of the root ball, roots will develop deeper, giving the tree a more stable base.

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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What are they made of?
Are they solid or is there a cap that can be removed?
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What are they made of?
Are they solid or is there a cap that can be removed?
Watering tubes are popular in sidewalks in Southern Europe where summer rains can be heavy but very short, therefore water will not penetrate deeply into the compacted ground. Those that I know are made from large PVC pipe that is installed when the tree is planted. They reach deep into the ground, and they are open on both ends. However, unlike those in the picture, the upper end is right at the soil level.
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These in my photo were closed on top and I could not open the lid to them. How deep do they typically go? What's inside them?

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If there PC caps there going to fit tight and would take a little tugging to get them off.
If they are pipes to water the tree there should be nothing inside of them.
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So are there sprinkler heads inside the tubes or what?

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