Just Zip, Fill & Walk Away!
Just wrap our Treegator® Original around a tree, zip the
two sides together, and fill it with water - that's it!
Place back of bag against trunk, with zippers on the uphill side of tree.
Wrap both sides around trunk until zippers meet together:
> Use a Single Bag setup for trees from 1" to 3" in caliper.
> Use a Double Bag setup for trees from4" to 8" in caliper.
Zip both sides of bag together from bottom to top.
Lift up tag at top of bag to expose fill opening.
For added root growth benefits, drop in 1 (one) ROOTS® Solupak™ into fill opening.
Insert water hose (up to 3" dia.), into fill opening, turn on water supply and begin filling. NOTE: Fill bag only to approximately 1/4 capacity, then proceed to Step 3.
Gently lift up on the two black straps at top of bag in order to fully expand bottom.
If desired, add pre-mixed water soluble nutrients.
NOTE: Premix nutrients in separate container. (This step is not necessary with ROOTS® Solupak™)
Fill with water to desired level.
Treegator® Original will be empty in approx. 5 to 9 hours.
Follow a fill schedule based on the size of your new planting (see below)
Once empty, remove bag from tree , move to another planting and re-fill, or store until needed again.
Treegator® Original Watering Shedule / Capacity Chart
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 (see below)
Recommendations are based on a commonly referenced guideline of 10 gallons of water applied per 1" of tree caliper*.
|Approx. Water Capacity
|Recommended 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
Double Bag Setup
|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 tree type and region.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A TREEGATOR® ORIGINAL TO EMPTY?
It typically takes approximately 5 to 9 hours* for a Treegator® Original to empty.
*Water release times may vary depending on certain factors such as: soil types, weather conditions, tree types and size, etc. - In some instances, it can take between 5 and 24 hours for single bag to completely empty.
WHY DOESN'T IT TAKE LONGER FOR A TREEGATOR® ORIGINAL TO EMPTY?
When watering, you want to water as deep as possible... not necesarily as long as possible. Watering slowly is the best way to get water deep below the soil - but, watering too slowly causes the majority of the water applied to evaporate before it reaches the root system.
Treegator® Bags are designed to provide deep water saturation with no run-off in the least amount of time necessary...You'll water your trees and shrubs more efficiently and effectively than conventional methods and spend less time doing it.
WHY DOES THE TAG ON MY TREEGATOR® ORIGINAL STATE THAT IT HOLDS 20 GALLONS?
The amount of water a Treegator® Original is able to hold is dictated by the size of the tree it is used on, as well as the setup (i.e. single bag or double bag setup).
A Treegator® Original can be used to water trees with a trunk caliper of 1" (single bag setup) to 8" (double bag setup).
Taking into account all possible setup configurations, the quantity of water a single Treegator® Original bag can hold averages out to 20 gallons (75.705 liters).
WHY DOESN'T A TREEGATOR® BAG NEED TO BE FILLED EVERY DAY?
A Treegator® Slow Relese Watering Bag delivers water deep below the soil surface with no run-off - every time.
This means that there is now a high concentration of moisture within the entire soil profile that your new tree or shrub can feed from - potentially for several days.
And, after a deep watering application, allowing the soil to begin to dry out will help encourages deep root growth.
Keeping the soil too moist for too long, or poor drainage at the planting site, can remove the oxygen available to the roots from within the soil and kill a tree or shrub.