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Frequently asked questions about the baumbad irrigation bag

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The instructions can be downloaded here: tree bath instructions

For further use, the question now arises whether we recommend constant filling (daily) or, for example, filling twice a week.
It is not always easy to determine which tree needs how much water. We would therefore rather advise watering a little less than too much. The tree bags are a watering support to help the trees in a dry period. For this reason, trees also have roots that extend to different depths of the earth, where moisture may still be present. Every tree stores water in the leaves, branches, trunk and roots. It's similar to living things. When these stores are full, the plants can survive for a long time without additional water. When a tree's reservoirs empty, it usually shows this first via the leaves and lets them hang. If you have the opportunity, support should be provided at this point at the latest.
It is ideal to continuously support the tree in dry phases. It is best to start watering the tree once every two weeks, even if it is not yet that dry. If the weather forecast indicates a dry period, we advise you to start with a weekly support as soon as possible and to water twice a week during the dry period.

The tree irrigation bags are designed so that water drips out of two holes at the lower folds.
These holes are each a left and a right. If these are not correct by shaking up when filling, the water will drain off faster than in 6-9 hours.
Please take a look at the instructions on how to properly shake the bags.

Solutions:
Could it be that the bags are in a hollow around the tree?
Then please also check here whether the PVC pushes the holes apart through this position.
The holes can be set correctly by gently plucking.

Please have a look if this suggested solution helps you.
Otherwise, please contact our support immediately or book a free appointment. We will help you and find a solution.

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The irrigation bags are constructed in such a way that water drips out of two holes at the lower folds.
These holes are each a left and a right. If these are not released by shaking them up during filling, the water drains off more slowly than in 6-9 hours. Please take a look at the instructions how to properly shake the bags.

Solutions: 1) Check whether the PVC is sticking together slightly at these points and try to pluck there once.

2) Could it be that the bags are in a hollow around the tree?
Then please also check here whether the PVC closes the holes through this position.
The holes can then be exposed by gently plucking.

Please see if any of these suggested solutions help you.

Otherwise, please contact our support immediately or book a free appointment. We will help you and find a solution.

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You put a tree bag on the tree like a jacket. This can be done in a few seconds without spending a lot of time. A single tree bath tree bag is designed for watering trees with a maximum circumference of 30 cm. Several baumbad bags are only required for older trees that have exceeded this size:

  • 2 tree bags up to 60cm
  • 3 tree bags up to 90cm
  • 4 tree bags up to 120cm
  • etc.
The circumference of the tree (in cm) divided by 30 gives the number of tree bags required for this tree.

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It can happen that animals, especially in times of extreme heat and drought, can no longer find water and nibble on the bags out of necessity. These are mostly small rodents such as mice, but maddies or foxes can also get to the pouches. We found out how you can prevent animal bites from the irrigation bags. Set up small bowls on your property that you can fill with when filling the bags. Tip: The bowls should be in the ground up to the edge so that there is no protruding edge so that even little mice can get to the water to drink. We wrote this [BLOG ARTICLE] for the repair of the bags in a few simple steps. It explains how to fix tree bags containing household items. It is not necessary to buy repair kits to mend the bags. Remaining material patches and recycling patches can be requested for this.

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Usually it is ideal to put the tree bathing tree bag on the tree like a jacket. This can be done in just a few simple steps without spending a lot of time. A single tree bath tree bag is designed for watering trees with a maximum circumference of 30 cm. Several baumbad watering bags are only required for older trees that have exceeded this size. These can be connected to one another using the clever zipper solution. A similar problem has branches and ramifications that are located where the watering bag is normally placed around the tree. In such a case, the bag can also be placed next to the tree to be watered. The best way to do this is with a wooden rod or a metal stick. This must be brought into the ground without damaging larger roots. The tree bag is already very stable by itself and only needs a little support.

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Hedges and bushes have where the smooth trunk of the tree is usually already off the ground, branches and ramifications that are located where the watering bag is normally placed around the tree. In such a case, the bag can also be placed next to the hedge to be watered or the shrub to be watered. The best way to do this is with a wooden pole or a metal stick. This must be introduced into the ground without damaging larger roots. The tree bag is already very stable by itself and only needs a little support. Instructions on how to water with a water bag on a hedge and bushes can be found in this video:

The tree watering bags are constructed in such a way that water drips out of two holes at the lower folds. One left and one right. By shaking the bag according to the instructions, the tree bag irrigates with a filling of 75 liters of water, Drop by drop the soil under the tree bags over a period of 6-9 hours. The bottom under the watering bag is also protected from the sun by the bag and remains moist during the watering period. The moist soil is ideal to allow the tree to absorb water and to fill its water reservoirs over the entire period of irrigation. This principle is also under the so-called Drip irrigation famous.

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Perhaps you have already seen the tree bags in your city. Perhaps your neighbor already has a Baumbad watering bag around one of his trees. Why are these bags attached around the tree? So we want to briefly explain this to you: “Due to climate change, the climate has changed continuously in recent years. As a result, it has tended to become warmer in Europe, and rainfall has also decreased. All in all, it is now demonstrably drier. As a result, many plants and trees suffer from a lack of water. The green bags on the trees are watering bags that are used for support. They save both water resources and watering time. What helps the environment, the tree and people. "

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Stefan Flues

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Every drop is important to fill a tree's stores. Especially in dry times you can support your tree with the tree bag. How much water individual trees use is different. The trees continuously draw water from the ground in deeper layers. In the case of new plantings, more frequent watering also helps to form roots, especially in the moist area under a tree bag.

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Every tree stores water in the leaves, branches, trunk and roots. It's similar to living things. When these stores are full, the plants can survive for a long time without additional water. When a tree's reservoirs empty, it usually shows this first via the leaves and lets them hang. If you have the opportunity, the tree should be supported at this point at the latest.

The tree water bag is a PVC bag that is constructed very simply to make it as durable as possible. This bag is made of a tear and impact resistant material with a supporting weave.
The lifespan is reduced by:

  • improper handling (see instructions) with the bag
  • Weather influences such as storm, hail, frost or the sun (our bag has UV protection)
  • Dogs that pee on him for a very long time
  • Lawn mower or robotic lawnmower
  • Algae can clog the two holes after a long period of use
  • Dirty water or impurities in the bag could clog the holes
  • Fertilizer additives (FAQ) (depending on chemical composition)
  • Winter services that sweep snow
  • Mader or larger wild animals (only when it is very, very dry and they can no longer find drinking water)
  • Vandalism (just to really sum it up).
Tips for a long service life: It is best to only use the bags in the annual phases in which they are needed and then put them dry and cleaned (FAQ) in a dry place so that no algae form and the bag is protected. Avoid life-shortening circumstances if possible.

You still have questions?

Just write to us and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, we have our tree knowledge guide, with many other topics that might interest you.

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