Tree T Pee on Shark Tank
Tree-T-Pee For Trees - Episode 501 - Week 7 - 11/1/2013
|Johnny Georges on the |
Shark Tank Show
w/ Tree-T-Pee Invention
The Inventor of Tree-T-Pee is Johnny Georges from Arcadia, Florida who built this protective barrier made out of 100% recycled plastic. You simply slide the cone shaped T-Pee around the base of the tree which creates a mini greenhouse environment and protects smaller tree's from the elements as well. The irrigation system is converted down to individual drip emitters for each Tree-T-Pee which greatly reduces the amount of water required when watering. Not only will this reduce the amount of water required per tree, it also prevents unwanted grass and weeds nearby from getting watered resulting in less maintenance throughout the growing season. The Tree T Pee has also proven to be an excellent frost protection devise for smaller trees which that alone would pay for themselves in a single night under extreme frost conditions.
By the looks of Johnny Georges Videos, He's already keeping very busy selling thousands of Tree-T-Pees mostly to the Commercial Citrus Tree Growers. I would imagine just about every commercial tree grower out there will instantly see the benefits of how much money the Tree-T-Pee will save them and most likely will become an Industry Standard especially in water conservative drought-stricken areas.
Now if Johnny Georges ever gets caught up selling thousands of Tree-T-Pee's to all the Citrus Tree Growers in very large quantities, I would imagine with a few minor changes and maybe a few different sizes these Tree-T-Pees could also be used for other types of species which would greatly expand his customer base overnight.
Tree T-Pee before Shark Tank Update:
It doesn't take watching too many videos to realize who Tree-T-Pees biggest customers are and why they are buying this product in very large quantities resulting in thousands of units sold per order. If Johnny Georges is selling this many mainly on the East Coast primarily to Citrus Growers, just imagine how big this business could grow to target other Fruit Tree Growers on the West Coast and around the world for that matter.
Now taking into consideration the emitters now being used and replacing with drip style emitter's so they're not spraying directly on the trunks of some species of trees which would result in root rot, the same mini greenhouse effect would still take place and help several other varieties of trees grow faster using less water.
Surprisingly, the Tree-T-Pee is only available in one size with a 15 unit minimum per order. Ouch, that might cost a few interested customers from ordering a few Tree-T-Pees after the Shark Tank Show. Unless you happen to have a small Orchard in your backyard, this might not be worth what it costs for such a large minimum quantity. And for that reason "I'm Out"!
I realize the benefits mainly dealing with customer's who own hundreds of acres of Citrus Trees and buy thousands of Tree-T-Pees at a time, but I also see other large markets that are not being addressed as far as I can tell. Hard telling how much money and brand new customers this will cost Tree-T-Pee in just a single night when millions of people will be interested in this really cool invention, but unwilling to buy 15 at a time for over $100.00 per order.
Who knows, maybe Johnny Georges will read this article before this Friday Night and consider putting together even a 3 or 5 unit "Shark Tank Special" of the Tree-T-Pee for Homeowners, Landscaper's and even Shark Tank Fans to try out this product first hand.
There's no doubt about it, this product has lots of potential growing into a multi-million dollar empire in record time if Johnny Georges can keep up with all the future demand.
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