When the city plants a new tree, they will place a Gator Bag with it to properly water the new tree for the first year. The Gator Bags have proven to be essential for the success of new tree plantings in the City of Canandaigua. As the property owner near a tree you are encouraged to help fill the Gator Bags with water. Gator Bags should be filled with water once each week until they are removed in the autumn. Water will drain from the bag in about 24 hours allowing a slow soak to the root system of the tree.