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Protect a Tree for Earth Day
Help support trees around the community by purchasing a tree watering bag. Tree watering bags are available at a wholesale cost of $18.75 (plus tax) at City Hall while supplies last.
These 15-gallon tree watering bags provide a slow drip irrigation system directly to tree roots over an extended period of time. An ideal solution that can be used year round for soaking ground and roots before digging, providing continuous water during summer droughts, and can reduce transplant shock. Have a large tree? No problem. Easily zip two bags together and get the results you need.
Visit City Hall (12007 Harris Rd) during regular business hours and pick up your new tree watering bag! Bags are available while supplies last, with a limit of two bags per person.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit, cash, or cheque.
Watering Bag Instructions
Place the back of the watering bag against the trunk, with zippers on the uphill side of the tree. Wrap both sides around the trunk until the zippers meet together. Zip both sides of the bag together from bottom to top.
Lift up the tag at the top of the bag to expose the fill opening. Insert the water hose (up to 3" diameter) into the fill opening, turn on the water supply and begin filling. NOTE: Fill the bag only to approximately 1/4 capacity.
Gently lift up the two black straps at the top of the bag in order to fully expand the bottom.
Fill with water to the top of the bag. The watering bag will be empty in approximately 5 to 9 hours. Small holes are located at the bottom of the bags to release water. Please make sure these holes do not become clogged. You can remove bags after water is released or keep them on trees for the duration of the watering season. Remove bags from trees post-watering season. We do not encourage putting fertilizer in the watering bags or fertilizing the trees, fertilizers usually damage young trees.
Please note: Tree bags are not automatically put onto boulevard trees. Boulevard trees are maintained by the property owner. If you notice a boulevard tree that is in need of attention / water / maintenance, please notify our Parks department by calling 604.465.2434 during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm except holidays).
If you would like to know more about tree watering bags on City-owned trees, please visit our Tree Protection page.