Tree-T-Pee, Water Conservation and Our Farmers

 

This past Friday viewers were all blessed to meet Johnny Georges on what has become one of my absolute favorite shows the Shark Tank.  Johnny is the founder of a company called the Tree-T-Pee.

The Tree T Pee was created by Johnny Georges an Arcadia, Florida entrepreneur and inventor. Georges has spent his whole life around citrus growers and he knows the industry well. His passion is to help the industry and to provide a water conservation solution.

thetreetpeeA Tree T Pee serves several objectives. The cone-shaped tree guard, made of recycled plastic is positioned at the base of young trees. The product which has been on the market since 1986 has been getting considerable notice now that the need to conserve water is so critical. U of Fl. research shows that it helps conserve water, reduce fuel and fertilizer costs and helps increase growth by promoting root growth.

 

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“Instead of using 10,000 gallons of water per tree per year without the Tree T Pee, with it we are now using only 800 gallons per tree per year and watering more efficiently,” said Georges .” With this kind of power available to the grower, especially a grower/manager of large acreage, it can translate into dramatic direct and indirect savings as well as maximize production.”

This Shark Tank episode was by far my favorite so far.  Johnny’s humble mission to keep his product at a low cost for farmers while conserving water won the hearts of many Americans on Friday evening but he was also able to win an ally and funding from Mr. John Paul (Paul Mitchell hair care products).  If you would like to learn more about the Tree-T-Pee be sure to visit johnny’s website: http://treetpee.com and follow him on Facebook to learn more about his successful journey.

XXXX’s and OOO’s,

T-

 

 

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