Fog/mist collection for tree seedling establishment in southern California.

I’m currently working on a project establishing pine tree seedlings where a tubular mesh cylinder is installed vertically over the seedling serving the dual purpose of herbivore protection and fog/mist/rain collection during fog and storm events.  This method has doubled the amount of water collected compared seedlings without the mesh.   Location is a mountain pass at 3,800 ft elevation between the coast and desert.  More test results later.

2 thoughts on “Fog/mist collection for tree seedling establishment in southern California.

  1. Tecate

    Frequent night and early morning west wind blown fog in May with sunny days. Capturing up to 0.10″ fog drip over 12 hours with 64 square inch mesh tube. Located in chaparral fifty miles east of Pacific Ocean on Tecate Divide near edge of Colorado desert. Converting to double layer of 35% shade Raschel mesh from 60% shade rigid polypropylene mesh.

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