Treegator® is a slow release watering system for newly planted trees. The Treegator® Original 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® Original 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 a Treegator® Original work for my tree?
- A Single Bag Setup (1 bag) is ideal for watering newly trees from 1" to 4" in caliper (trunk dia.) with branches at least 25" from the ground or higher.
- Use a Double Bag Setup by zipping 2 Treegator® Original Bags together back-to-back to accommodate trees up to 8" in caliper (trunk diameter)
How is a Treegator® Original installed?
Installation is easy and requires no tool: Just zip the bag(s) around the trunk of your new tree, fill it with water, and walk away! For step-by-step installation pics, click on "Image Gallery" at the top of this page, or view our Demo Video located near the bottom of this page.
Unlike other watering systems, when you use a Treegator® Bag, there are no trenches or holes to dig, no holes to punch, and no stakes or spikes to drive into the ground. Treegator® saves you time, water and money!
How long does it take for a Treegator® Original to empty?
A Treegator® Original continuously waters a newly planted tree for approximately 5 to 9 hours, providing deep water saturation in a single application with little or no run-off.
How often should a Treegator® Original Bag be filled?
Refer to the charts below for a recommended watering schedule, being sure to note the following qualifications:
- Water capacity (gallons) of Treegator® Original is dependent upon bag setup and tree caliper / trunk diameter (see below)
- Recommendations are based on a commonly referenced guideline of 10 gallons of water applied per 1" of tree caliper*
|Bag Setup||Trunk Caliper|
Capacity Per Bag
Fills per Week
|1 to 2 inch|
(2.54 to 5.08 cm)
|1 Fill per Week|
|2 to 3 inch|
(5.08 to 7.62 cm)
|14.75 to 14.25 gallons|
(55.84 to 53.94 liters)
|2 Fills per Week|
|4 to 5 inch|
(10.16 to 12.70 cm)
|1 Fill per Week|
|5 to 8 inch|
(12.70 to 20.32 cm)
|22.75 to 21.5 gallons |
86.11 to 81.38 liters)
|2 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.