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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    planned obsolescence payup
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wrong choice of "street trees" is what I saw, you could see where the roots had lifted the sidewalk.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

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    Sidewalk contractors need love, too. :)
     
  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yeah, I bet they love repairing due to roots. I've had to repair irrigation also in those strips due to roots.....not fun.:hammerhead:
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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    Try planning the install when there's a hundred-year-old tree in that strip :(
     
  6. Mike Leary

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    Very carefully, I would imagine. ;)
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sometimes we just bailed, and went with spray heads a set distance from the curb, overspraying the sidewalk. No practical way to defeat the roots.
     
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Go the Texas route and use subsurface, I bet those tree roots would love that drip tubing.:)
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have installed street trees that had separate zones for just the trees and another zone for the turf. I've also seen barriers installed to limit the root growth; it's still "wrong tree given the application."
     
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Are they still $1,500 a zone?
     

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