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The 20 gallon TREEGATOR bag is the most popular tree watering bag available to properly water a new tree.

The 15 gallon TREEGATOR Jr. is great for low branching trees and shrubs.


Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
Treegator 20G Treegator "ORIGINAL" - 20 gallon
$23.95
Treegator Jr 15G Treegator Jr - 15 gallon
$23.95
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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Just 5 Minutes Each Week That's all the time it will take you to properly and efficiently water your trees. Installing and filling aTreegator Original or Treegator Junior Drip Irrigation Bag takes about 5 minutes with a standard size garden hose.

A Treegator only needs to be filled once a week ! That's right ! Since Treegator delivers a large volume of water deep below the soil surface, a trees' roots can potentially feed off of this high concentration of water long after the bag is empty; Which, in most cases, reduces your watering frequency to once a week.

Drip Time: Approximately 6 to 10 hours; Delivers water via drip holes cored into bottom corners of bag.

Installation: Wrap around trunk, zip up, and fill with water. 

Application Frequency: Fill bag 1 to 2 
times per week, or as needed.

Measurements: 30" tall x 18" wide (at base) 
when full; For trees with branches at least 30" from the ground or higher.

Single 20 Gallon Bag: 
- Fits min. 1" to max. 
4" caliper (diameter) tree trunk.

Two 20 Gallon Bags: (2 units zipped together 
back-to-back) 50 gallon setup - Fits 5" to 8" caliper (dia.) trees.   

Handling Precautions: 
Do not hang or suspend bag by straps. Do not unzip and / or move bag when full. 

Materials: Made of green UV-treated polyethylene plastic
 
Weight: 1.5 lb

Warranty: 2-Year limited manufacturer warranty.

Quick & easy-to-use design
- Installation is as easy as zipping up a jacket.
- No tools needed
- No extra components, pieces or fittings to buy
- Fill just once a week for most new tree plantings.

Deep water saturation every time
- Helps promote deep root growth
- Reduces establishment time.
- Reduces the risk of transplant and/or drought shock
 
Efficient water delivery
- 100% water absorption
- Eliminates wasteful run-off.
- Measured quantity of water every time
- No more guessing !

Portable & removable

- Lightweight & foldable plastic film
- Easy transport & storage.
- Just fill & let drip; then remove and store until needed again !
- Does not intrude on existing landscape
- No digging, staking, etc.

 
"Treegator is a brilliant invention, Not one drop of water is lost to runoff or evaporation. This is the most water-efficient system I have seen."
Joel M. Lerner, Founder/CEO, Environmental Design, Inc.   Capitol View Park, MD

"Thank you We love our Treegators !"
Lois Reeves   Great Falls, MT

"Treegator is a time release irrigation system in a bag. Because there's no run-off or evaporation, it reduces (our) water application by fifty percent."
Robert Pardoe, Landscaper/Arborist   Chestertown, MD

"Using Treegator was like having a watering professional at every tree I would recommend Treegator to anyone.
Steve Bell, President, SKB Industries, Inc.   Lilburn, GA

"We really like Treegator (they) are very easy to use. During establishment we've really cut our (tree) losses."
Jim Smith, Horticulturist, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign   Champaign, IL




More Info . . .:
Why is deep watering my new tree so important ?

Newly planted / transplanted trees, with their greatly reduced root systems and the shock from being removed, are in great need of frequently applied deep irrigation.  Deep watering keeps moisture concentrations far below the surface, reducing transplant shock, and attracting roots downward deep into the soil.

How deep is deep enough ?

Deep watering to a depth of at least 12 inches or more is recommended. Most of 
the root system of a tree is located within the top 2 to 4 feet of soil. With new trees, it is also recommended that water be applied directly over the root ball / root mass.

How can I efficiently achieve deep water saturation ?

Experts suggest that the best way to efficiently ensure deep water penetration is to 
slowly and evenly apply a high volume of water in a single application. This means that light watering applications (i.e. via sprinklers. hose, etc.) will not provide adequate water saturation.
 
How much water does a new tree typically require ?

While there is no standard watering amount that is suitable for all new trees, there are 
general watering guidelines that can be followed. One commonly used formula suggests 10 gallons of water per week for every 1 inch of tree caliper; For example: A single 2 inch caliper (trunk diameter) tree would require approx. 20 gallons of water per week.

Can't I just apply water frequently with a sprinkler or hose ?

Watering a tree lightly, even on a regular basis, is insufficient. Most of the water applied 
will be lost due to run-off and/or evaporation. And most importantly, light applications of water will force roots to the surface, leading to shallow rooting and poor root anchorage.

Why do newly planted trees need so much water ?

Newly planted trees lose much of their root system during digging. Because of this, 
they are much less effective at taking up water, and thus require much more water than established trees.
 
How long can it take for a new tree to get established ?

It can take several years for a transplanted tree to re-establish its root system. On 
average, a tree is said to require 1 year for every 1 inch of trunk caliper (diameter).  This means that a 3 inch caliper tree can take up to 3 years to get established !

Why does it take so long for a new tree to establish itself ?

Transplanted trees lose much of their roots during digging, and thus experience 
an adjustment period called transplant shock.

What are the signs / symptoms of transplant shock ?
 
Symptoms vary; However, signs include; shortened or poor annual growth, wilted leaves, increased seed production, reduced flowering, early fall color, and early leaf drop.

What can be done to curb the effects of transplant shock ?

Proper & regular watering is essential. Supplemental applications (in addition to rainfall) 
are recommended for at least the first 2 years.



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