Tree Ring Irrigation Contraption (TRIC)

The California drought has residents concerned about how to save water.  In fact, some homeowners have opted to turn off their outdoor watering system, and it’s not uncommon to see brown lawns. However, not watering a landscape means that many trees will slowly decline in health and could die. While lawns and flowers are easily replaced, a large shade tree takes many years to become established.

Water Conservation & Efficiency

Rotary System Irrigation Contraption (RSIC)

Multi-stream rotary sprinkler device to adequately water trees

Tree Ring Irrigation Contraption (TRIC)

The TRIC is not an item for sale, but rather a drip kit that homeowners can put together themselves to adequately water trees.

Measuring Distribution Uniformity and Calculating Run Time

The DU value tells us how evenly the water is being applied to the irrigated area. 

Get a Grip on Drip: Drip Irrigation Workshop - Concord, CA

The University of California in partnership with the Contra Costa Water District present Get a Grip on Drip, a drip irrigation management workshop designed for landscape irrigation managers. The workshop features indoor presentations with accompanying outdoor demonstrations.

Get a Grip on Drip: Drip Irrigation Workshop - Sacramento, CA

The University of California in partnership with the City of Sacramento present Get a Grip on Drip, a drip irrigation management workshop designed for landscape irrigation managers. The workshop features indoor presentations with accompanying outdoor demonstrations.