Everything you could want to know about the ooze tube

By Kate Farrington

How an ooze tube should be
How an ooze tube should look (FOT file)

So, what is an ooze tube? It is a nifty little drip irrigation bag you can purchase for $20 from Friends of Trees to help water your trees in the summer months! If you have trouble remembering to water your tree, or you are a landlord and don’t get to visit your tree very often, the ooze tube allows you to only water every two to three weeks, instead of once a week.

And ooze tubes are super easy to install! Check out our video, which walks you through how to install your very own ooze tube.

Have an ooze tube but are concerned about that cut in the top of the bag? You are not alone. But there’s actually nothing to worry about! This cut is the opening that allows you to fill the bag with a hose. Above is a picture of what it should look like. If your bag is actually damaged, please let us know and we’d be happy to replace it.

If you would like to purchase an ooze tube, just drop by the Friends of Trees office at 3117 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Someone in the Neighborhood Trees program will be happy to help you purchase your ooze tubes.

–Farrington is a Neighborhood Trees Specialist with Friends of Trees.