Tip of the week: Make sure that the tree is not short of moisture

Queeny de Haan

Trees derive their nutrients from the water they absorb. A sustained period of drought causes a reduced flow of nutrients to the tree. One can safely say that drought negatively impacts the life of a tree. To protect trees from a shortage of moisture because of drought, RootBarrier has developed WaterTapes . This 100% bio-degradable tape on a jute base has a one-sided coating that consists of a superabsorber and a binding agent. In contact with water the superabsorber slowly dissolves from the tape, letting its gel particles migrate into the surrounding soil. The gel particles keep the ground moist, because they retain water longer than the soil itself.