"Treegator® is a BRILLIANT INVENTION. This is the MOST WATER-EFFICIENT SYSTEM I have seen."

Joel M. Lerner
CEO, Environmental Design

Whether it's one or one thousand plantings...


INSTALLS IN MINUTES With no tools, digging, or staking required.


Treegator® Original is a slow release watering bag that is perfect for newly planted or established trees from 1 to 8 inches in trunk diameter, with branches at least 25 inches from the ground.


  • Fill Once Every 5 to 7 Days

    Free up your calendar… Treegator® Bags are so efficient and so effective, on most new plantings, the bags only need to be to re-filled once every 5 to 7 days!

    Deep Water Saturation

    Experts agree… Slow, deep applications of water on a regulated schedule is the best way to acheive deep water saturation. Treegator® provides deep water saturation with every fill.
  • Quick and Easy to Install

    A Treegator® Original can easily be installed and filled in less than 5 minutes with no tools! No digging, no staking, and no parts to install or buy - It's as easy as zipping a jacket!

    Zip Multiple Bags Together

    Use Treegator® Original on large trees up to 8 inches in trunk diameter (caliper) by zipping two Treegator® Original Bags together back-to-back to form a Double Bag Setup.


Product Image Gallery

Treegator® Original single bag filled on tree on top of mulch next to curled water hose Treegator® Original filled around tree on top of red mulch in front of residential home Treegator Original bags installed around trees planted in large containers

Treegator® Original Double Bag Setup being filled with a garden hose Treegator® Original single bag shown on tree trunk planting on top of dark mulch Dozens of Treegator® Original bags used on top of balled and burlap trees before planting

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Product Spec Sheet

PDFTreegator® Original Spec Sheet



The Original Since 1989

The Original Tree Watering Bag

Other products may look like a Treegator® Watering Bag, but Treegator® is the ONLY watering bag for trees that has been used and trusted worldwide since 1989.
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Double Bag Setup

Use Treegator® Original on small as well as large trees. Water trees up to 8 inches in trunk diameter by zipping two Treegator® Originals together back-to-back.
Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME Limited Warranty

Every Treegator® Original is backed by a LIFETIME limited manufacturer warranty against any defects in materials and/or workmanship.



Treegator® Original Watering Schedule and Bag 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 trunk diameter (see below)
  • • Recommendations are based on a commonly referenced guideline of 10 gallons of water applied per 1 inch of tree trunk diameter (caliper)*.

CAPACITY (per bag)
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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
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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


Handling Precautions

Failure to follow the handling precautions shown below 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.
  • Do not use in any manner not consistent with installation instructions.

  • Note: Treegator® and/or Gatorbag® brand products are solely designed to assist the user in properly watering a tree. Spectrum Products Inc., the manufacturer of Treegator® brand watering bags recommends that product users follow the installation instructions and precautions provided for each Treegator® brand product. Installation instructions may be found on any provided product tags, packaging materials and at www.Treegator.com. Any other use or misuse of Treegator® and/or Gatorbag® brand products for purposes not designed by the manufacturer for its products, is not recommended. Spectrum Products Inc. and its affiliates will not be responsible for any proper, improper, or misuse of Treegator® and/or Gatorbag® brand products.

    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
    • Zip multiple bags together to use on large trees
    • Fill just once a week for most new plantings
    • Backed by a LIFETIME limited manufacturer warranty