New Trees Need
Water Every 7-10 Days... You Need a Fast & Easy Way to do it!
Regardless of species, all new trees need to be watered
frequently until they establish themselves. Experts agree on a soaking
frequency of about once a week. This gives the tree time to go
through a normal soak-dry cycle.
Most young trees have a root-well of about 5 cubic feet.
This is the area that needs to be soaked during the first few years, or
until the drip line reaches beyond 6 feet. Watering should then be
moved to locations around the drip line. This is very
important because tree roots seek-out the best source of water and develop
If that location continues to be around the trunk, the sprawling root system
is not encouraged to grow, and the tree isn't wind strong or drought
Tree I.V. is a Self-Contained Root Feeder that's
specifically designed for new tree development at businesses, churches,
parks, etc. These are big jobs that need a durable and effective method
that's easy enough to be used by anyone.
Tree I.V.® is Simple & Versatile
Use on shrubs, small trees, and drip-line locations
for larger trees
The wide open top is much easier to fill - Bags must be
adjusted while filling
Water dozens of trees at once - No timing or waiting as with hose feeders
How It Works
The root-well is the area disturbed when the tree
was planted. For the first few years, this area will soak water
better than the surrounding, more compact, soil.
Placement of the watering spike injector should be centralized,
but anywhere within the root
well should yield the same results.
Soaking the root well insures
complete and accurate watering coverage. The undisturbed soil will
wick water from the root well, eventually promoting the roots to
expand beyond the root-well. Significant development may take up to
three years, at which point weekly watering is no longer critical.
Faster Than Hose Methods
A tree irrigating method that attaches
your garden hose limits you to watering one-at-a-time. They will require
at least 10 minutes per tree which
adds up to "not practical" if you have several trees.
The Tree I.V. system uses
portable 5-gallon Reservoirs that can be
filled in less than one minute using the same garden hose.
You can finish watering trees in 10% of the time required for
hose-only methods. If you have 10 trees, you can save 90 minutes a
More Features than Drip
If 5-gallons of water is enough to
completely soak the root well of a tree, why use more? If 5-gallons will
percolate in 10 minutes, why wait 90 minutes? Tree watering bags must be located
around the trunk. With Tree I.V. you can move them out to the
drip-line to promote outward growth. Tree I.V. also features the
"Fill-N-Haul", allowing you to haul water to remotely located trees.
This is not possible with any tree watering bag products.
Different soil types have
different percolation rates. Regardless of the type of
soil you have, the perk rate is determined by nature and
there is no practical way to exceed it. Gravitational
head pressure is all that's required. Tree I.V. uses the
natural gravitational force to keep the water flowing at
the maximum rate. Now that we've established the limits,
here are the drain times you should expect with a filled
Tree I.V. Reservoir:
The 10 inch long root feeder spike is the
key to the tree watering system. Installed at any time, the
injector quickly and easily mates to a reservoir with a snug, slip-on fit. Water migrates down the hollow shaft and exits
through multiple outlet holes ranging from 4" to 9" below the
surface. A 3" diameter shoulder serves as a depth stopper and also prohibits water from resurfacing along the
Each injector comes with a snap-on cap.
The cap is used to keep the injector clean when not in use, and as a
driving surface during installation. Molded from HDPE,
both components are durable
and UV resistant.
- No run-off
- Pinpoint accuracy
- Maximum flow rate
5-gallon pail modified with a 1"
hole to easily mate with the top of the injector. The
hole is located near the side so
the injector can be located closer to the center of the root
well, and for easy installation and removal.
A plug is available so you can fill the reservoir and move to remote locations.
Installing the reservoir pops the plug away and tree watering begins
- Does the waiting
- Provides adequate
Easy to add water
- Easily portable
and easily stackable
- Can be plugged, filled, and
Mating Parts - The upper end of
the injector is chamfered for easy alignment and makes a good insertion. The
rubber grommet provides an adequate seal with an easy slip-on
I just wanted to thank you for saving me many hundreds of
dollars. Our city (whose motto is "City of Trees") required us to plant
two fairly large (25-gallon) swamp myrtles on a downtown
sidewalk outside our commercial building. Despite sufficient
watering, they were both dying. A local tree expert said the
water just wasn't getting to the roots. Five Tree IVs did the
trick. Within weeks, we were seeing new buds . . . and now, six
months later, both trees are thriving. Replacing them would have
cost us well over $1,000! We are truly grateful.
John and Marina
El Cerrito, California
I just want to tell you how absolutely
WONDERFUL your product is. What an ingenious idea! I
wish I had thought of it. We now have over 50 trees, and what a
time saver this will be. Many, many Thanks.
St. Charles, IL
Just wanted to let you know that I have planted
over 100 trees in the last year and I never would have been able
to do all the watering if it hadn't been for Tree I.V. It takes
a long time to water but it would have been impossible without
this kind of help. All my trees are doing well too!
Thanks so much, Julie
"I received my Tree IV's this week and started
watering all my trees immediately. Within 2 days, one of my
Crape Myrtles added 4 inches of new growth! I am so excited
about the effectiveness of your product. It is very difficult to
keep my trees watered enough to stay alive (much less actually
add new growth) in this 95+ degree weather. I'd recommend the
Tree IV to anyone. It's efficient and so easy to use. Thanks for
simplifying my life"
Erica B. Starkville, MS
"What a great product! We just landscaped and spent a "mini"
fortune on trees. They were not getting the water they needed
and were dying. I just got this today, watered all of our trees
in less than 45 minutes! I hope now they will "spring" back."
Michelle M. Loveland, CO
"We had a very dry last winter so our reservoirs were very
low and watering was restricted to hand held hose only or drip
irrigation. Your product was a big help to get the water down to
the root level of my young apple trees I had planted last year.
Watering twice a week with a good mulch in place provided
excellent tree growth and a good crop of apples. The neighbors
were all impressed."
Sid J. Victoria, BC, Canada
"Wow, I can't ask for more than that. Thank you for your
accommodation, and I hope that your business does well. I would
like to one day have a business that I can do with my children,
and if I do I'd like to treat people the way I would like to
be treated, which is the way Sayegrow has done. Please pass this
along to the rest of your folks there. Thanks again and God
Mark C. Harvest AL
"Received your system this last spring and have
installed about half of the system on the new trees I purchased
from the forestry department. There has
been a bad drought here this summer as there has been the last
three years. The only trees that have survived were the ones
where this system was installed, the
rest have perished to the dry heat and hot southern winds.
If you are not 100% completely satisfied with this product just
contact us to return it within 30 days from the original date of
your purchase and we will issue a refund. We are that confident
in the quality and the overall success you will achieve with
this product. Guaranteed!
Permanently locate one injector at each small tree you are
servicing, or three injectors around the drip line of
each larger tree.
Keep the reservoirs on the truck, installing and filling at
They will drain while you mow and trim, and will be ready
for removal when you leave for the next job.
As you can
see, the time required to effectively water a yard full of trees
is just minutes. During dry times there may not be any other
work to do at the job, but this is still the fastest method by a
is much tougher than bags, withstanding contact with string
trimmers and lawn mowers. We have customers with 14-year-old
systems still being used today. Feel free to call 620-778-1710
if you have questions.