Tree Protectors are 48" tall.
Provide your own stakes. Recommended stake materials:
PVC schedule 40 electrical conduit pipe, treated pine or decay-resistant hardwood.
Why Tree tubes?
tubes (also called tree protectors) are a necessary step towards
ensuring the best chance for survival and enhanced growth rates.
Survival and fast growth leads to early and abundant mast production.
Even if mast production isn’t your goal, initial and long -term
survivability most certainly is.
love to eat fresh, tender growth of tree seedlings. Bucks also seem to
target young, isolated trees to rub their antlers on. Tree tubes
protect seedlings from both forms of deer damage. We want deer to use
our trees, but not until they start dropping fruit or acorns, and tree
tubes are the ticket for getting past that vulnerable seedling and
sapling stage. Even with tubes installed, deer can and will browse the
growth as soon as it emerges from the top of the tube, but the growth
is usually fast enough to push right by their reach at this stage. If
you have a high deer density, we recommend spraying that emerging top
growth with Biologic’s Plot Protector Solution, which will discourage
their feeding long enough for the growth to bypass their reach. Tree
tubes also deter other critters, such as mice from chewing on the base
of young seedlings.
from protecting your seedlings from damaging agents, the other very
important role tree tubes provide is extremely fast growth. Tree tubes
act like a tiny greenhouse, which increases the plants photosynthetic
and transpiration rates. They also trap and direct moisture directly
to the root system each and every day. No kidding, we have greater
than 90% success when planting our rapid mast seedlings in the
mid-summer, Mississippi heat. All we do is pour one 12 oz. bottle of
water down the tube at planting time and surround the tube with a weed
mat or mulch. Summer planted trees don’t normally grow much the first
season, but most definitely have a head start the following spring.
*Price reflects cost per tube and inc