Structural Soil Cells | Root Protection Barriers

ROOTRAIN PRECINCT - Double Inlet 6m Version

The RootRain Precinct is for central urban locations requiring a permanent irrigation/aeration solution. Approx. Diameter 1900mm

$367.30

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By far the biggest contributor to the high mortality rates suffered by urban trees is drought stress. Water is vital for the growth of trees. It is not only required for all the biochemical requirements for growth photosynthesis, respiration and transport, but also mechanical support to leaf and stem tissue. Insufficient (or inefficient) watering will result in loss of leaf turgor and consequent reduction in new shoot extension. Eventually this will lead to die-back and, if not remedied, the loss of the tree. Waiting until the tree shows signs of drought stress before watering is known as reactive 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 trees irrigated proactively i.e. by implementing a regular watering regime, have over three times the weight of new roots growing into backfill soil material compared to those watered reactively. The RootRain Precinct is for central urban locations requiring a permanent irrigation/aeration solution. This provides a tamper resistant system which will also prevent the inlet sinking subgrade with any potential soil settlement around the tree. Contact MetroGreen for assistance with design and CAD detailing, and for step by step installation instructions.

Heavy cast LM6 grade aluminium inlet withstands high loads.
Cast aluminium vent lid permanently attached to inlet by stainless steel fitting.
Lid lifts and swings to one side for fast irrigation.
Can be used in conjunction with Arboresin porous bound gravel.

Approx. Diameter: 1900mm
Includes 2 x cast aluminium inlets, 6m x 65mm Polydrain and 2 x "T" Junctions