Misting Systems: Collected Trees

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Can anyone recommend a good misting system for maybe 5-10 trees? I don't know how they work, but would like to mist my newly collected trees. What options might I have?

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I bought a spray system from Dripworks.com to keep my trees watered when I'm out of town. Pretty inexpensive, works great, and simple to install. They have a lot of different parts to customize what you want. The customer service was helpful as well.
 

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They don't work very well if you have hard water, meneral deposits will clog them up.

keep it green,
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Can anyone recommend a good misting system for maybe 5-10 trees? I don't know how they work, but would like to mist my newly collected trees. What options might I have?

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Hey Yenling,

Are you gonna share any photos? I'm assuming that these are Western junipers, I remember last year that you had mentioned that you had scouted a few on a trip to the White mountains.

Jeff
 
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Set up a microspray system on a timer. Check greenhouse supply
 

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I'm sorry, I can't find what to get, or I guess I still don't know exactly what to get. I've had no experience with Misters or how to hook them up to timers. Is there an easy package deal I could buy or something?


Jquast
I have a few collected Utah junipers(at least i'm pretty sure they are, i've heard them called Western too), but i've seen Boon's Western Juipers and they look differnt.
but I would prefer not posting pics just yet.
 

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I have a few collected Utah junipers(at least i'm pretty sure they are, i've heard them called Western too), but i've seen Boon's Western Juipers and they look differnt.
but I would prefer not posting pics just yet.

I think that I remember Peter saying that the trees growth characteristics may change after collection and brought to lower elevations. Did you go on the trip with Lotus?
 

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Lots of ways to do this, but some links:

Timer - http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-G...splay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

Mister heads - http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-G...splay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

You will also need other parts to set up, if you haven't done it before, it might be easiest to get a drip "starter" set, that will give you the right hose connections, pressure reducer, and some hose. I couldn't find one on the Home Depot site, but I'm sure they have it in the store (along with all the separate part to roll you own, and perhaps a display to help out).
 

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By the way, make sure the timer has the programming you need. Usually you would set this up to run for something like a minute, every hour (obviously depends on your climate, the weather, etc). Some of the less sophisticated models might not allow that.
 

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Misters may not be the best way to go, a little breeze and you missed the target. I suggest you use both drippers and misters otherwise you may be surprised to find dried up trees when you return from a day or so away.
 

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