“Shark Tank” success story appeared at 2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conference
The 2017 IA Pitcher’s Mound included a special guest appearance from former “Shark Tank” success story and creator of the infamous tree T-PEE®, Johnny Georges. Georges spoke about his experiences on the show and how pitching his product idea changed his life.
The tree T-PEE® was created by Johnny Georges, an Arcadia, Florida, entrepreneur and inventor. Georges has spent his entire life around citrus growers and knows the industry well. His passion is to help the industry and to provide a water conservation solution.
The 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. University of Florida research shows that it helps save water, reduces fuel and fertilizer costs and helps increase growth by promoting root growth.
In 2013, Georges pitched his product on ABC’s Shark Tank and ‘got a deal’ with entrepreneur, philanthropist and environmentalist John Paul DeJoria of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Tequila. The partners are working on taking the T-PEE® worldwide with the mission to save water and make a difference in the agricultural industry one tree at a time.