• ​Tree Pit Irrigation & Aeration

​Tree Pit Irrigation & Aeration

The water from efficient tree irrigation is required not only for the biochemical processes involved in photosynthesis, respiration, and transport, but also for mechanical support to leaf and stem tissue. Insufficient (or inefficient) tree watering will result in loss of leaf turgor and a consequent reduction in new shoot extension. Eventually this will lead to die-back and, if not remedied, the loss of the tree.

Waiting until a tree shows a sign of drought stress before it is watered is known as ‘reactive’ tree irrigation. Whilst this might keep the tree alive, it will often result in stem die-back and possibly long-term structural defects in the tree. Research has shown that proactive tree irrigation, via implementation of a regular watering scheme, results in over three times the weight of new roots growing into back-filled soil material.

RootRain ArborVent

Irrigation inlet for hardscape surfaces to facilitate water and oxygen into tree root zones below pavement.

RootRain Precinct

Tree grate irrigation inlet to facilitate water and oxygen entrance deep into root ball zone.

RootRain Urban

A large capacity irrigation system with a fixed grid inlet for tree planting in softscape.

RootRain Civic

A large capacity irrigation system with a vandal resistant inlet for tree planting in softscape.

RootRain Metro

A smaller (35mm) capacity irrigation system for trees in soft landscapes. Available in Plastic or metal with cap and or chain in a variety of lengths (rootball dependant)for discreet irrigation.

RootRain Linear Drain

A fully customized linear strip drain stormwater solution for installation in hardscape surfaces.