Step 1: • Use on any tree/shrub with branches beginning at least 30" off the ground or higher
> For low-branch trees or large shrubs, use a
14 gallon Treegator® Junior
• Place back of bag against trunk, with zippers on the uphill side of tree
> Be sure to clear all sharp objects from area to be watered
• Wrap both sides around trunk until zippers meet
> Single unit fits 1" to 4" diameter/caliper trees
> Two units zipped together back-to-back = 50 gal. setup (fits 5" to 8" caliper trees
• Zip both sides of bag together from bottom to top
Step 2: • Lift up tag at top of bag to expose fill opening
• Insert water hose (up to 3" dia.), into fill opening
• Turn on water supply and begin filling with water.
> Use clean water - If necessary, filter water through cotton cloth on hose end
> Bag must be filled at tree - Do not attempt to move/transport bag when full
• IMPORTANT: Fill bag to approx. 1/4 capacity, then proceed to Step 3
Step 3: • After bag is 1/4 full...
> Gently lift up on black straps at top of bag to expand bottom
• If desired, add pre-mixed water soluble fertilizer.
> To prevent clogging, premix fertilizer in separate container
Step 4: • Fill to desired level and let drip until empty. (up to 24 hours)
> Single bag = Maximum capacity approx. 20 gallons of water (shown @ left)
> Two bags = Maximum capacity approx. 50 gallons of water
> Drip time of 6 to 10 hours (can take up to 24 hours to completely empty)
• For newly planted trees, start with an initial fill schedule of 1 to 2 times per week
How much water does a newly planted tree require per week?
For newly planted trees, the Univ. of Georgia College of Agriculture and Envionmental
Sciences Cooperative Extension Service recommends using this formula: > Two (2) gallons of water per foot of tree height weekly. This means that if you plant a 15 foot tall tree, you should
water it with 30 gallons of water per week.
• For 20 gal. Treegator® Original applications, this translates
into a fill schedule of once per week.
Note: 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.