For our March 2023 Washington Gardener Reader Contest, we are giving away a Tree Diaper TD24R for plants of up to a 12-inch rootball or 3-10 gallon shrubs/trees. (value $33).
TreeDiaper (https://www.treediaper.com/) was created by a Richmond, VA, couple, both Virginia Tech chemical engineers, who wanted to find a way to recycle diapers. It has now turned into TreeDiaper (although the product isn’t made of recycled diapers). It’s proudly made in Ashland, VA. TreeDiaper is a patented, multi-functional plant protection system featuring slow-releasing irrigation, auto-recharging with rain/snow, salt damage mitigation, weed control, and extreme weather protection. It also reduces water and fertilizer runoff, so it decreases erosion/pollution. When used properly, it promotes healthy outward root growth that facilitates establishment of newly planted trees and shrubs, and enhances long-term health. You mulch right over TreeDiaper, so you don’t even see it.
To enter, send an email to WashingtonGardenerMagazine@gmail.com by 5:00pm on March 31 with “Tree Diaper” in the subject line and in the body of the email. Tell us what your favorite article was in the March 2023 Washington Gardener issue and why. Please include your full name and mailing address. The winner will be announced and notified on/about April 1.