Over the summer, I saw these interesting green bags around a few trees. Of course, I had to inspect it closer and found out that it’s called a Treegator. It is a slow release watering bag used to water one of the million trees planted around the city.
The Treegator is a good way to reduce tree transplant shock and drought stress. The bag holds about 20 gallons (75 liters) of water and it keeps watering the tree for 5 to 9 hours. According to the instructions, you simply zip the bag around the tree and fill it with water. That’s it. The only work you have to do is refill the bag with water every 5 to 7 days. What a genius creation!