Treegator Jr. Pro Slow Release Watering Bag (98185-R)
Treegator® Jr. Pro Slow Release Watering Bag for Trees and Shrubs

Treegator Jr. Pro Slow Release Watering Bag (98185-R)

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Part Number:JRPRO
  • Fill just 1 to 2 times per week for most new plantings.
  • Continuously waters for 5 to 9 hours via 2 removable emitters.
  • Quick and easy to install - Just place, fill, and walk away.
  • Provides 100% water absorption with no run-off or evaporation.
  • 3-Year limited manufacturer's warranty.
  • Recommended for use on a level surface (see image gallery)
  • Do not use in freezing or below-freezing temperatures.
  • Measurements: Approx. 36" in diameter x 7" high (when filled)
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  • 12 - 23
  • $19.99
  • 24 - 59
  • $18.99
  • 60 - 99
  • $17.99
  • 100 - 599
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  • 600+
  • $15.99


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What is a Treegator®?
Treegator® is a slow release watering system for newly planted trees. The Treegator® Jr. Pro slowly and evenly delivers a high volume of water directly to the root system of a newly planted tree or shrub with no run-off or evaporation.

Why use a Treegator® Jr. Pro Slow Release Watering Bag?
Experts agree - deep watering is the best way to reduce the effects of transplant and drought shock in new plantings. The problem is, that watering by hand with a hose or sprinkler - even on a frequent basis - is insufficient. That's because most of the water applied is lost due to run-off or evaporation, thus not allowing for the water to penetrate deep enough into the soil to properly saturate the root zone.

Treegator® is designed to properly water a newly planted tree or shrub by slowly and evenly providing deep water saturation directly to the root zone, with no run-off or evaporation - Every time. With Treegator®, there's no guesswork. Just fill the bag once a week... that's it. You'll water your trees and shrubs more efficiently and effectively than conventional watering methods and spend significantly less time and effort doing it.

Will Treegator® Jr. Pro work for my new tree or shrub?
Treegator® Jr. Pro is ideal for watering trees or shrubs up to 5" in caliper (trunk dia.) with branches beginning at least 6" from the ground or higher. When Treegator® Jr. Pro is used with mulch, its shape and color make it almost invisible.

How is a Treegator® Jr. Pro installed?
Installation is easy and requires no tools! Just place Treegator® Jr. Pro on level ground around the trunk of a new tree or shrub, fill it with water, and walk away! For step-by-step installation pics, click on "Image Gallery" near the top of this page, or view the Demo Video near the bottom of this page.

Unlike other watering systems, when you use a Treegator® Jr .Pro watering bag, there are no trenches or holes to dig, and no stakes or spikes to drive into the ground. Treegator® saves time, water and money!

How long does it take for Treegator® Jr. Pro to empty?
A Treegator® Jr. Pro continuously waters a newly planted tree or shrub for approximately 5 to 8 hours, providing deep water saturation in a single application with little or no run-off.

How often does Treegator® Jr. Pro need to be filled?
Refer to the charts below for a recommended watering schedule, being sure to note the following qualifications:
Recommendations are based on a commonly referenced guideline of 10 gallons of water applied per 1" of tree caliper*

Treegator® Jr. ProTrunk Caliper
Fills per Week
15 gallon capacity
(56.78 liters)
1 to 2 inch
(2.54 to 5.08 cm)
1 Fill per Week
2 to 3 inch
(5.08 to 7.62 cm)
2 Fills per Week
4 to 5 inch
(10.16 to 12.7 cm)
3 Fills per Week
Note that during especially dry and/or hot periods of weather, these watering schedules may need to be increased. Also, trees and shrubs planted in sandy or porous soil should be watered more frequently. Conversely, during periods of rainfall / high moisture, a Treegator® Bag should be filled less frequently*.

*Proper watering frequency can vary depending on several factors (tree and soil type, weather, etc.) This recommendation will NOT guarantee that your tree is being watered properly - Use it only as a guide. Consult a local gardening or tree care professional for more information on proper watering practices for your particular tree type and region.
5 Stars
Brilliant! This is SO easy to use. Some mentioned having difficulty with the red plug. I let it sit in the warm sun a little before filling it. The plug became more pliable and I had no trouble with it at all. Love this product!1004
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Reviewed by:  from Des Moines, Iowa. on 9/12/2014
3 Stars
I think the Treegator Jr is a nice product. The only thing I don't like is filling it. a screw on cap would be much nicer! :)
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Reviewed by:  from Thompson, MO. on 4/28/2014
5 Stars
Slow Release Watering Bags
I love the donut shaped slow release watering bags! I found the red plug to be hard to fasten when closing. Maybe my hands are not as strong as everyone else. The bags are working great to take care of our new baby trees.
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Reviewed by:  from Houston, TX. on 1/2/2014
4 Stars
I'm very happy with this product so far. I purchased it for a tree planted on a slight slope. When the product arrived, the directions said I can't put it on a slope. Why couldn't the description of the product tell me that? I can still use it one other trees.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from salt lake city. on 9/13/2013
2 Stars
One Small Tree
I don't see 5 hours let alone 9 hours. more like 2 - 3 hours
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Reviewed by:  from Illinois. on 9/17/2015
5 Stars
The house I bought has a bare and dusty yard. California is in the third year of a drought that no one expects to end any time soon. I'm a gardener, bread baker, jam maker. What to do? My solution: plant fruit trees for shade (and one day jam) and keep them alive with treegator jr. slow release bags. It's only the first year, and with water restrictions in place, but my trees are alive and growing. What a wonderful product! Easy to use: place, fill, and come back tomorrow. Move to the next tree and repeat. Put water where it's desperately needed and oh so welcome.
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Reviewed by:  from Tujunga CA. on 10/31/2014
5 Stars
Have Great Hopes
This certainly has made deep watering easy. Our city uses the Treegator Original for all the new tree plantings.
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Reviewed by:  from Ventura, CA. on 3/2/2014
5 Stars
I received my junior tree gators very quickly. They are well-packaged and look easy to use. I also enjoyed watching the video and found it very helpful and reassuring. As we have had a lot of rain in New York lately, I have not used them yet but expect I will before the end of the season. I will come back to review the gators once I have used them, but expect I will be very pleased. Thank you very much for this product.
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Reviewed by:  from Staten Island, NY. on 9/13/2018
5 Stars
I bought this product after first purchasing a cheaper version that I found at WalMart. This one seems like it will last several seasons without becoming torn or damaged. Works well for trees with limbs coming off of the trunk below 3 feet (the standard Treegator will not handle those trees well).
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Reviewed by:  from Virginia. on 8/8/2018
5 Stars
Very easy to use, and excellent at keeping recent transplants, new trees, and new shrubs alive and thriving when rain is absent or unpredictable. Wish there was a rectangular one I could use for perennials and other awkward spaces!
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Reviewed by:  from michigan. on 7/17/2018

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