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Sprinkler Stream Hitting Pine Tree

Sprinkler Stream Hitting Pine Tree

Pinecone – posted 26 June 2014 06:08

I am in the process of planting 8′ pine trees along property line. I notice when I did a “dry” run of my underground sprinklers, the water stream will directly hit the trees, regardless of location Is that OK or will it harm the trees?

Phil Busey – posted 30 June 2014 22:54

Pinecone, there are multiple potential problems with a water stream hitting pine tree trunks, such as staining, physical damage to bark, fungus disease, algae, and what the water may do to the root zone of the pine trees. For example, in Florida the slash pine is sensitive to the high soil pH that occurs from “liming” with high-Calcium ground water and this results in micronutrient deficiencies.

quote:Originally posted by Pinecone:I am in the process of planting 8′ pine trees along property line. I notice when I did a “dry” run of my underground sprinklers, the water stream will directly hit the trees, regardless of location Is that OK or will it harm the trees?

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