Treegator® Original Installation Instructions

Just wrap our Treegator® Original around a tree, zip the two sides together, and fill it with water - that's it!


Treegator Original Step 1

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.


Treegator Original 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.

Note: Fill bag only to approximately 1/4 capacity, then proceed to Step 3 below.


Treegator Original Step 3

Gently lift up on the two black straps at top of bag in order to fully expand bottom.

Note: Do not hang or suspend bag by black straps

If desired, add pre-mixed water soluble fertilizer and/or nutrients.


Treegator Original Step 4

Fill Treegator® Original bag with water to desired level and let drain.

Treegator® Original will be empty in approximately 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.


Double Bag Setup

Double Bag Setup

Use Treegator® Original on small as well as large caliper trees. Water trees up to 8" in caliper just by zipping two Treegator® Originals together back-to-back.

Product Spec Sheet

PDFTreegator® Original Spec Sheet

Handling Precautions

Failure to follow the handling precautions shown may void product warranty.

  • Use clean water only. If necessary, filter through cotton cloth on hose end.
  • Do not suspend or hang bag from black straps / handles.
  • Never lift bag by 1 handle / strap - Always use both handles when lifting.
  • Do not unzip or transport bag when full.
  • Do not tear / rip fill opening.
  • Do not zip together more than 2 Treegator® Original bags.
  • Product contains small parts - Keep away from children.
  • Do not attempt to move bag when full.
  • Product is not a toy. Keep away from small children.

    5 Year Warranty

    5 Year Limited Warranty

    Every Treegator® Original is backed by a 5 year limited manufacturer warranty from the original date of purchase, against any defects in materials and/or workmanship.


    Treegator® Original Watering Schedule / 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*.

    CAPACITY (per 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


    The Treegator® Advantage

    Treegator® Slow Release Watering Bags have been the preferred tree watering method of industry professionals worldwide since 1989.

    • Made in the USA from high quality materials
    • Install and fill in just minutes with no tools
    • Can be used on trees up to 8" in caliper (diameter)
    • Fill just once a week for most new plantings
    • Backed by 5 year limited manufacturer warranty