Description of installing a root injection
The system is focussing to be as simple as possible.
The following thins are needed (per tree)
A small tree
A tube with holes at the end and a stopper*
A stick (2 Meters long)
A water bag
The end of the tube has a perforation, which must be placed in and
below the root zone, thus the whole must be digged a bit deeper for the
The stopper must have a hole allowing the tube to pass.
First, dig a hole is digged that 50 cm below surface.
Make a small hole, that goes 30 cm below that whole.
Place the tube with the perforation:
- 30 cm must be below the new root zone (this causes the
roots to grow down and improve the stability.)
- 20 cm are above the ground of the whole, this will allow
the newly planted tree to reach the water in the beginning.
- The top of the tube is above the surface.
Place the root part of the tree in the hole. Fill the rest to the
surface with a material closing the surface tight to avoid water going
(Improved grafics will follow ;-)
Next to the tree a stick of about 2 meters is installed.
The stick carries the waterinjection package.
In addition it has a red-white marks every 10 cm allowing to estimate
the higth of the plant and the water bag easely.
The bag containing the water is derived from the infusion bags used in
It has a valve for the experimental phase to determine the optimal
A Schlauch connects the waterbag the tube. In order to avoid
evaporation in the tube, it has a gummizapfen to seal the tube.
When the waterbag is empty it is simply replaced by another bag.
The growing progress of the plant is measured by a picture every time
the waterbag is replaced.
*Once the optimal flowrate is determined, the expensive and fragile
valve can be replaced by a tube of the appropriate size)