TREE 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. Our double walled vented...
TREE 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. Our double walled vented tree tubes are made from premium materials and are engineered to maximize seedling growth and survival. They ship separately from seedlings ground only (usually less than 3 day delivery - no expedited available) from a facility outside of our nursery so please consider that when ordering and planning installation.
Deer 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.
Tree tubes also serve as a marker and protector, so you can mow or spray herbicide around your trees to discourage competition in the form of weeds or unwanted seedlings.
Aside 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.
Tree Protectors are 48" tall. All tubes include a pre-cut schedule 40 PVC stake and zip ties ties to secure the stake.
This winter I bought 24 sawtooth oaks, from Nativ Nurseries, and planted them. I wasn't sure about the value of the tree tubes so I just bought a few so I could watch the difference in growth. Well, it warmed up and the trees in tubes are making much more progress, so I bought more so the remainder will catch up. Definitely a solid investment when growing trees,
Tree Protector Package
Keeps the bunny's and deer from eating the greenery off of young trees and also keeps deer from scraping the bark off of older trees. The Protector Package is an excellent value and Nativ Nurseries are an excellent retailer, they ship their products super fast, have very helpful how to videos and stand behind their products.
My nuttall oaks and tree protectors exceeded my expectations.
Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
No Refund Policy:
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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