Rain Bird Participates In Mt. Lemmon Reforestation Effort

Rain Bird Corp. is donating 800 quarts of Rain Bird Irrigation Supplement to Trees for Mt. Lemmon to aid in the group's efforts to reforest private land damaged in last summer's Aspen Fire near Tucson.

On July 17, Trees for Mt. Lemmon planted approximately 400 trees each with two one-quart cartons of Rain Bird Irrigation Supplement. This product is time-released water in gel form, designed for use in establishing native plant material where permanent irrigation is not available. Its use increases survival rates of transplants by providing continuous moisture for an extended period of time. Trees for Mt. Lemmon will also plant an additional 400 trees that will be watered by permanent irrigation.

The U.S. Forest Service donated about 800 trees for the July 17 planting. These Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir seedlings, which are indigenous to the Mt. Lemmon area, were to have been planted last year along Mt. Lemmon Highway, but their planting was delayed because of the fire and many were diverted for use on private land.

"We're happy to be able to play a role in the reforestation efforts at Mt. Lemmon," says Gurmeet Singh, Rain Bird product manager. "This is an ideal application for Rain Bird Irrigation Supplement, which can offer temporary irrigation for plants in those crucial first few months following their transplant. With offices here in Tucson, it's very gratifying to be able to reach out to our local community."

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