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Frequently asked questions about the baumbad irrigation bag

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Perform the following steps to fill the irrigation bag:


Place the baumbad around the tree trunk (up to 30 cm in circumference) and then close the zipper. If necessary, now attach the lock (not supplied).

Push the water hose (max. 10 cm diameter) deep into the opening of the tree bath.

First fill the baumbad approx. 1/6 (10 litres) with water and then briefly lift the bag using the black loops. This is important, otherwise the water will not be able to drain out of the bag.


Then fill the bag completely.

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A tree watering bag is the ideal watering aid for trees. The bag is wrapped around the trunk like a jacket, zipped shut and then filled with water. With this you save water, time, money and become a #treesavior.

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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 over a period of 6-9 hours - the soil under the tree bags. The soil 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 for allowing the tree to absorb water and fill its water reservoirs throughout the watering period. This principle is also under the term "Drip irrigation" famous.

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A draining time of 6 hours (75L) and 9-1 hours (100L) is ideal for the watering bags. The water is released into the ground for hours via small openings on the underside. This ensures deep watering for hours.

If the drip time is much longer, there is a possibility that the water can evaporate due to the ambient temperature in the soil. This would result in the tree not being supplied with the greatest possible amount of water that could be achieved without loss.

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. The soil under the watering bag is also protected from the sun by the bag and remains moist during the watering period. Of the
Moist soil is ideal for allowing the tree to absorb water and fill its water reservoirs throughout the period of irrigation and beyond. This principle is also known under the term “Drip irrigation" known.

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Set up tree bath bags freely

On some trees the trunks are very branched and it is difficult if not impossible to put a baumbad bag around them. In this case you can set up the baumbad bag freely above the root system of the tree. In the case of younger trees, this should be placed in the immediate vicinity of the tree trunk (in the case of older trees, a few meters away from the tree trunk is fine). The bag is relatively stable due to its solid material and only needs a small support. We used a thin wooden stick for this. Please always remember to lift the watering bag briefly after a third of filling so that the openings are free and the water can seep into the ground drop by drop. Then fill up completely!

 

This method is also very suitable for hedges and shrubs. Here you place the tree bath bag close to the hedge, since the root system does not spread as much underground as with trees.

 

If it is not possible to set it up with this trick, we recommend the 55 liter casting ring. This can also be easily attached to very flat branches

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The tree watering bags are constructed in such a way that water drips out of two holes at the lower folds.

These holes are one on the left and one on the right. If these are not correct by shaking them up when filling, the water will drain out faster than in 6 to 9 hours. 
So please look again in the Instructionshow the bags are properly shaken up. In our video on how to use the baumbad watering bag, we also show you how to properly shake it up. => Jump to the video at the point "Shake the bag properly".


Solution if emptying too quickly:
Is it possible that the bag or bags are in a hollow/cavity around the tree?
Then please check here as well whether the PVC is pushing the holes apart due to this position.
The holes can be correctly positioned by gently tugging or lifting. We'll show you how in the following video.

Please see if this suggested solution helps you.
Otherwise, please contact our customer support immediately or book a free appointment with a tree expert. We will help you and find a solution.

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The tree watering bags are constructed in such a way that water drips out of two holes at the lower folds. These holes are one on the left and one on the right. If these are not correct by shaking them up when filling, the water will drain out more slowly than in 6 to 9 hours.

So please look again in the Instructionshow the bags are properly shaken up. In our video on how to use the baumbad watering bag, we also show you how to properly shake it up. => To the video at the point "Bag correctly
shake up".


Solutions for slow emptying:

1) Check if the PVC is sticking together slightly at these points and try to tug there.
2) Can it be that the bags are in a hollow/cavity around the tree? Then please check here as well whether the PVC closes the holes with this position.

The holes can then be freed by gently plucking. We'll show you how in the following video.

Please see if this suggested solution helps you.
Otherwise, please contact our customer support immediately or book a free appointment with a tree expert. We will help you and find a solution.

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Yes, the tree bags can be repaired. We have developed a free repair kit for this purpose, tested different repair methods and compiled our experiences in repair instructions. You can find this in our tree knowledge blog in the article: "Repair tree bags - the big comparison"

 

For free patches just write us a message. Here you get to Contact Form.

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 therefore advise watering a little less than too much. The tree bags are watering aids to help trees during a dry period. For this reason, trees also have roots that reach into different depths of the earth, where moisture may still be present. Every tree stores water in the leaves, branches, trunk and roots. This is similar to living beings. When these reservoirs are full, the plants can survive for a longer period of time without additional water. When a tree's stores are empty, it usually shows this first through the leaves and lets them hang. If you have the opportunity, support should be provided from this point at the latest.

It is ideal to continuously support the tree during dry periods. It is best to start by watering the tree every two weeks, even if it is not yet very dry. If the weather forecast indicates a dry spell, we advise starting weekly drip irrigation support as soon as possible and watering twice a week during the dry period.

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You put a tree bag on the tree like a jacket. This can be done in a few seconds without a great deal of time. A single baumbad tree bag is designed for watering trees with a maximum circumference of 30 cm. Several baumbad bags are only needed for older trees that exceed this size:
2 tree bags up to 60 cm
3 tree bags up to 90 cm
4 tree bags up to 120 cm
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 is usually ideal to put the baumbad tree bag on the tree like a jacket. This can be done without a great deal of time and with just a few simple steps. A single baumbad tree bag is designed for watering trees with a maximum circumference of 30 cm.
Several baumbad irrigation 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 is posed by 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. This is best done with a wooden pole, bamboo pole or metal stick. This must be introduced into the ground without damaging larger roots. The tree bag is already very stable on its own and only needs a little support.

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Compared to trees, which usually have a smooth trunk, hedges and shrubs usually already have branches and branches (or tips and thorns) on the ground, where the watering bag is normally placed around the trunk. In such a case, the bag can also be placed next to the hedge or shrub to be watered. This is best done with a wooden rod or a metal rod. This must be introduced into the ground without damaging larger roots. The tree bag is already very stable on its own and only needs a little support.

Instructions on how to water a hedge and shrubs with a water bag can be found in this video:

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The tree watering bag is a PVC bag with a very simple construction to keep it as durable as possible. This pouch is made from a tear and impact resistant material with a supportive weave.

The lifespan is reduced by:
- improper handling (see instructions) of the bag
- Weather influences such as storm, hail, frost or sun (our bag has UV protection)
- Dogs that pee on him for a very long time
- Lawn mowers or mowing robots
- Algae formation can clog the two holes after very long use
- Dirty water or impurities in the bag could block the holes
- Fertilizer additives (depending on chemical composition)
- Winter services sweeping snow
- Rodents, maggots or larger wild animals (only if it is very dry and they can no longer find drinking water)
- Vandalism (just to really sum it all up)

Tips for a long service life:
It is best to only use the bags in the phases of the year in which they are needed and then put them in a dry place, dried and cleaned, so that no algae form and the bag is protected. Avoid life-shortening circumstances as much as possible.

It can happen that animals, especially in times of intense 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 martens or foxes can also attack the bags.
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 buried up to the rim so that there is no protruding edge, so that even small rodents can get to the water to drink.

For the repair of the bags in a few simple steps, we have the contribution "Repair tree bags - the big comparison" written in tree knowledge guide. It explains how to repair tree bags using household items. Purchasing repair kits is not necessary to mend the pouches. In addition, residual material patches and recycling patches can be requested.

Holes in the tree watering bag - Animal bites are a common cause.
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Perhaps you have already seen the tree bags in your city. Maybe even your neighbor already has one Baumbad watering bag around one of its trees. Why are these bags attached to the tree? So we want to explain this to you briefly: "Due to climate change, the climate has changed continuously in recent years. As a result, it has tended to get warmer in Europe, and precipitation has also decreased. All in all, it is now demonstrably drier As a result, many plants and trees suffer from water shortages. The green bags on the trees are irrigation bags used to support the tree. They save both water resources and time when watering. Which is good for the environment, the tree and benefits people."

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Stefan Flues

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Every drop is important to fill a tree's water reservoirs. Especially in dry times you can support your tree with the tree watering bags. How much water individual trees use varies from species to species. The trees continuously draw water from the deeper layers of the soil. With new plantings, more frequent watering also helps to form roots - especially in the moist soil area that is under a tree bag or tree grate.
We therefore recommend 75 liters (one full bag) or 150 liters (two full bags) per watering.

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Every tree stores water - in the leaves, branches, trunk and roots. This is similar to living beings. When these reservoirs are full, the plants can survive for a long time without additional water. When a tree's stores are depleted, the first sign of this is usually the leaves, which droop. If you have the opportunity, the tree should be additionally supported or watered from this point at the latest.

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 ours Tree Knowledge Guide, with many other topics that might interest you.

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Michael K.

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