|From Messer Woland via Wikipedia|
Capillary action can be easily demonstrated by placing colored water in a bowl, and then inserting a strip of paper towel as below:
It is important to note that capillary water is not ground water in the traditional sense. Capillary water is water held by physical forces only a few (<10) feet from the surface, while ground water is much deeper where there is enough water to saturate the soil. Plant roots rarely reach ground water (except in places with a high water table) but still do very well by accessing capillary water. In deserts where the water table (ground water level) is extremely deep (if present at all), trees survive by roots accessing capillary water.
If planting a small bare root tree, the principles are the same as planting a seed, but the primary root is inserted directly into a small hole in the soil beneath the Waterboxx. The primary root (taproot) receives enough water from the Waterboxx to grow, and roots grow only where there is water, so its primary root pushes deeper until it reaches deeper underground capillary water. The Waterboxx is removed at this time (which is usually evidenced by a growth spurt). We will call this method the Natural Method, or perhaps the Efficient Method.
It is small wonder that the Waterboxx both increases tree survival rate and increases the rate of tree growth. The Groasis Waterboxx took seven years and 7.1 million dollars to develop, with every possible consideration given. It has successfully been used to grow trees in the Sahara desert with 88% success rate. The Waterboxx can be purchased here.
In addition to increasing the survival rate of trees, the Groasis Waterboxx also helps landowners conserve water. If you do decide to try out the Waterboxx, check the cost of your water bill for a given month before the Waterboxx and after. The Waterboxx can have a significant positive effect, rainfall and other variables being kept equal. You can use our Waterboxx cost calculator here.
We document the success of the Waterboxx growing many things elsewhere on this site, from Giant Sequoia and red oak, to pear trees and pumpkins. We have more information on the Waterboxx at hour main Dew Harvest site here. You can also buy the Waterboxx at our website. Be the first in your area to start growing plants with the Groasis Waterboxx today.
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