Help Fill a Gator Bag

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy uses Gator Bags for watering of newly planted trees in Greenwich. Homeowners can help by filling these bags once a week if they have not been filled

Treegator® bags apply 15 to 50 gallons of water in a single application (depending on model and bag setup), equating to a fill schedule of 1 to 2 times per week for many new tree / shrub planting applications.

Once you’ve decided to plant a new tree, there are three basic facts to keep in mind:

  • Deep water saturation is key.
  • New trees need lots of water.
  • Establishment can take years.

Scroll down for a handy YouTube video that will show you how to use the Treegator® Bag. It shows where the fill opening is under the tag.

Treegator® Bags are not a permanent installation. The bags are used during the initial 1 to 2 growing seasons after planting. The Greenwich Tree Conservancy will remove them and reuse them for new plantings.
For more information on proper tree planting, visit