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Slow Release Watering Bag: I love the low profile of this drip bag! It’s low to the ground so you can’t even see it, and it doesn’t interfere with the look of your garden. It totally works as advertised and delivers water directly to the roots of your new trees and shrubs so that they get all the moisture and nutrients they need to flourish. These drip bags are not just a nice-to-have, but truly are a necessity to keep trees moist with our blazing hot summers.

TreeGator Jr.

Low Profile Drip Bag Assures Vibrant and Healthy Trees without Transplant Shock

Size: 15 Gal.

Ships: October 5th, 2015
List: $39.90
Sale: $19.95
You Save: $19.95 (50%)

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator—a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag. 

Tree loss is common due to improper installation and lack of water in the first three years after a tree has been planted. TreeGator’s benefit kicks in instantly to help your new tree through the shock and stress that comes from transplanting it by releasing the proper amount of water directly to the root structure where it is needed most. 

TreeGator is designed to significantly reduce tree loss by ensuring an even amount of moisture in summer, and preventing frost damage in winter. This specially designed water bag has been created by landscape pros to minimize evaporation and keep the soil damp, which is the #1 failure point of newly planted trees and shrubs. 

Unlike other drip bags, TreeGator Junior Pro is extremely low profile and rises only 6” from the base of your tree. If you properly add a thick bed of mulch, you will not even be able to see Junior Pro! If you feel the large green drip bags are unsightly, then Junior Pro is the answer to a reduced profile watering system. It’s also useful to use on shrubs with a lower trunk that will not accommodate the larger drip bags. 

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs. You will not have to worry about whether you have provided your tree enough water, and you can go on vacation and relax knowing that this nifty drip system is taking all the anxiety out of caring for your landscaping. 

TreeGator is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel! It’s a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you’ve watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator is environmentally friendly with regard to water use. 

It's Easy to Plant your TreeGator Jr.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your TreeGator Jr..

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your TreeGator Jr. gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your TreeGator Jr. again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Bought five, used one once or twice, water lasts on or about two hours. All in all, a drip irrigation system would be more useful
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
It worked well but a pain to fill.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Tree Gator Junior
This watering device has shown to be useful in my part of Missouri. We have winter rains but not always enough to keep the new trees watered. We also have days where the temperature is above freezing, but it is not easy to haul the hoses out to water the trees.

I just fill a rain barrel from the water faucet inside the garage and drive my pickup down to where the trees are and fill the bags with an old remnant of hose. I go back in the evening and pick up the bags and put them in the garage.

I only need to do this three or four times during the winter and the trees do fine. I plan to do this during our long hot summers also.
December 18, 2014
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
tree gators
worked well--dry fall in central Virginia! Easy to install--use your hose to fill water well!
September 24, 2014
1 year ago
The best product for tree planting. Gets the guessing out of watering!
December 31, 2012
I live in a dry climate and the TreeGator really helped to get my tree established. It is also great for newly planted bushes.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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