Treegator Original Slow Release Watering Bag (98183-R)

Treegator Original Slow Release Watering Bag (98183-R)

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  • Fil just 1 to 2 times per week for most new tree plantings.
  • Continuously waters for up to 9 hours via two release points.
  • Quick and easy to install - Just zip, fill, and walk away.
  • Provides 100% water absorption with no run-off or evaporation.
  • 5-Year limited manufacturer's warranty.
  • Dimensions: Approx. 30" tall x 18" wide (at base) when filled
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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 SetupTrunk Caliper
Approx. Water
Capacity Per Bag
Fills per Week
Single Bag
1 to 2 inch
(2.54 to 5.08 cm)
15 gallons
(56.78 liters)
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

Double Bag
4 to 5 inch
(10.16 to 12.70 cm)
23.5 gallons
(88.95 liters)
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.
5 Stars
Congratulations on a good product. It's easy to use, even for an old lady! Mentioning the placement of the "folds" or "pleats" would be helpful. It looks as though they are on the inside from the photos. Is that right? In any case, they work well both ways. I am ordering a Jr. for the tree with branches close to the ground. Many thanks.
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Reviewed by:  from Hermiston, Oregon. on 6/22/2014
4 Stars
I bought two. one works great and the other one empties out in about 2 hours.
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Reviewed by:  from austin. on 3/25/2014
5 Stars
The Texas Heat Almost Got My Tree and Bush!
Our dreadfully hot summer, drought and my forgetfullness combined to almost destroy the tree in my front yard! Fortunately I noticed that the trees in my neighborhood park were thriving and decided to investigate. On a casual stroll through the park, I stopped to read the tag on one of the trees and was pleasantly pleased to find the Treegator web address! When I got home, I ordered the Treegator Original Slow Release Watering Bag. It arrived within a week and I immediately installed it. Imagine my surprise when I discovered how easy it is to use. Fill it and forget it! No timer and no runoff! I was so pleased that I ordered the Treegator Jr. Pro Slow Release Watering Bag for my Texas Mountain Laurel bush. Both the tree and the bush are thrivingg now - I cannot praise your prodcut enough!
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Reviewed by:  from Burleson, TX. on 10/1/2013
5 Stars
Does the job
Treegator performed as described. Well constructed and does the job. Best part - WAY cheaper than if you bought it at a garden center (which I did originally, and promptly returned) after seeing such a competitive price on
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Reviewed by:  from Bucks County, PA. on 9/12/2013
5 Stars
tree gators
Love the tree gators. I had 3 new trees planted in my backyard in the middle of the summer in New Orleans and it saves the hassle of having to get out there with a water hose several times a week. Definitely recommend them.
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Reviewed by:  from New Orleans, LA. on 8/13/2014
5 Stars
Tree Gator
The tree gator has taken the guess work out of watering my new peach trees. I love them.
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Reviewed by:  from Beverly HIlls Florida. on 6/23/2014
5 Stars
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Reviewed by:  from Portland. on 9/15/2014
5 Stars
Local deity
NorCal is in the middle of a drought, so I bought a couple of these Treegators to help keep our smaller trees alive. They are super easy to use, and they do a fantastic job keeping the water right at the base of the trees. A great value, and I'll probably get some more.
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Reviewed by:  from Sacramento, CA. on 7/9/2014
5 Stars
The Treegator product is everything that is advertised . . easy to use and it puts your mind at ease as to whether you are giving your trees the right amount of water. I bought three of these to get some new trees established during their first spring and summer seasons.
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Reviewed by:  from Broken Arrow, OK. on 6/19/2014
5 Stars
Tree gator
LOVE the treegator original. It has made watering great and is so much better for my trees
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Reviewed by:  from Thompson, MO. on 4/28/2014

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