Tree Services San Antonio – Tree Trimming – Tree Removal

Tree Services San Antonio – Tree Trimming – Tree Removal

The other day I removed a large tree that had fallen over. When I arrived on the site I was asked “the wind was not blowing that hard, why did it fall over?” The answer was an easy one as the 4 1/2 foot hole in the ground left by the root ball exposed wet, nearly muddy soil beneath.tree removal

Often I get asked, how much should I water my Tree?

Well the answer is always different depending on many factors, but the basic truths are the same and I wanted to share them with you.
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nowing your tree is the first step in feeling out a watering plan. Being able to identify any difference in leaf discoloration, scorch or wilt is a great identifier of your tree’s water content. Tree’s photosynthesize through evaporation from tiny holes on the leaves, lack of moisture in the soil will cause great distress on the leaves as drying out is an immediate withdrawal of vital nutrition to the stems with hopes of future bud growth. Secondary to this as the tree is put in stress is micro organisms setting in. A dehydrated tree is a great candidate for pest’s to attack.

When do I water and How much should I water my Tree? When is a good place to start. Spring to fall with a fertilizer often twice a year depending on your conditions. One thing to remember is that tree’s store all the energy needed for their spring growth in the fall. So Fall is a great time to ensure health for the following year. During the Summer you can get away with watering more excessively, but always remember that tree’s can not absorb or convert nutrition into an energy source during the winter so too much water during this time can put your tree at risk.

Over 90% of a tree’s root system is in the top 12 inches of soil, so watering with a hose 4 foot deep is too much, but a sprinkle from the irrigation is not enough. I would recommend a soaker hose in the evening allowing it to permeate an area over night. Come out the next day and put your shovel in the soil. You should be able to see how deep your water soaked in. (This will vary with every area as construction grading influences natural top soil when we develop residential areas.) Once your depth is determined, adjust to achieve a soaking 1 to 2 foot deep. You can water over night with a soaker every week, just change location on your tree, try to stay away from the practice of putting it by the base of the tree. Many of the outer roots are in search of moisture and lack of it can jeopardize the whole root (a pine tree’s a good example of a tree that can have a whole root die from decreased moistures on the outer ends), so water in quadrants if possible, North, South, East and West. Try to determine the length of your roots by tree size, age, type, and environmental factors. This will help in watering the vital area’s of the root system.

Good judgment is needed in all watering plans. I think the growth of your tree and being in touch with it’s needs is the most important factor. If you have been watering more than normal and see leaf wilting it most likely is not due to lack of water. If you are having trouble with the health of your tree call an Arborist who specializes in the area of need and as always I hope this information was some help to you in how you should water your tree.

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Applications: Municipal Sewerage – Waste Water Clean-up

MBR Wastewater Treatment’s

With over 549 operational municipal sewage plants utilizing the Kubota flat sheet submerged membrane process around the world, MBR Wastewater Treatment Ltd. is expertly placed to assist with your requirements.waste water surface aeration

Case Studies
Moneyreagh, Northern Ireland
Narraghmore, Ireland
Picnic Bay, Australia
Porlock, England
Skipsea, England
Swanage, England

The development of MBR Wastewater Treatment’s submerged membrane bioreactor technology was the result of a Japanese Government initiative to produce compact high quality effluent treatment plants. Since producing the first pilot plant using this technology in 1989, and the first commercial plant in 1991, over 900 plants have been installed worldwide. These treat a wide range of effluents, the principal application being sewage and sludge liquors, but also including industrial wastewater, manufacturing and processing wastewater, and graywater recycling for a wide range of re-use purposes. In the UK, a pilot trial has been run at Kingston Seymour WwTW since 1995. A full-scale plant has been operating successfully at Porlock WwTW since February 1998, treating a population waste of approximately 3,800 persons. Swanage WwTW has been operating since September 2000 treating a population waste of approximately 28,000 persons.

The process employs simple flat sheet membrane panels housed in GRP units and aerated by a coarse bubble system below each unit. A series of these membranes are submerged within an activated sludge treatment tank. The aeration necessary for treatment of the liquors also generates an upward cross-flow over the membranes; this is essential to keep fouling of the filtration surface to a minimum. An advantage of this design is that the membrane panels are securely retained and do not touch or abrade each other, while the units also act as a flume to ensure effective tank mixing and even distribution of the biomass.

The membrane panels are manufactured with a pore size in the range of 0.1 to 0.4 microns which in operation becomes covered by a dynamic layer of protein and cellular material. This further enhances the effectiveness of this filtration performance by providing an effective pore size of less than 0.01 microns, which is in the ultra-filtration range.

Our membrane bioreactor treatment produces a high quality disinfected effluent. The raw sewage generally only requires screening and de-gritting prior to entering the membrane bioreactor tank. The process requires no primary or secondary settlement stages and no additional tertiary treatment or UV stages to achieve this very high disinfection quality typically better than 5:5:5 BOD:Suspended Solids:Ammonia.

MBR Wastewater Treatment Ltd.’s Membrane Bioreactor Technology has a number of inherent advantages. The system does not require flocs to be formed to remove the solids by settlement and therefore the biomass can operate at very high levels of MLSS, generally in the order of 12,000-18,000 mg/l, and as high as 22,000 mg/l. This high concentration enables a low tank volume and a long sludge age to be utilized, which substantially reduces sludge production.

The well aerated high density biomass also absorbs odors and maintains quality even after receiving short term loading peaks.waste water treatment

The hydraulic flow determines the required number of membrane units. Each membrane unit may contain up to 200 flat sheet membrane panels housed within a rectangular box, together with an integral aeration system in the bottom section of the unit. Treated effluent is removed from the membrane units using gravity head (typically 1 – 1.2 m), or a pumped suction operation can be utilized.

Operation and Maintenance
Operating experience of the pilot and main treatment plants has consistently shown an effluent of high quality, that has little dependence on variations in feed strength and is fully disinfected with bacteria and viruses reduced to below the EU limits for swimming water or recreational water standards.

By minimizing the effect of fouling through controlled cross flow velocities over the membrane surface cleaning is required typically only twice per year using a backwash of high dilution dilute sodium hypochlorite solution into each membrane unit.

The process is designed to run without supervision and by using high quality plastics and stainless steel, the membrane panels and units have long life expectancies in the most part beyond 10 years.

Characteristics of the available wastewater treatment technologies
Activated sludge

Fast installation

Small footprint

Ease of operation

Low maintenance

No odor/vector attraction

High biomass concentration

High loading rates

Tolerates shock loading

High & consistent effluent quality

Disinfection without UV/chemicals

Effluent suitable for agricultural or graywater reuse

Effluent suitable for discharge to sensitive waters