Archive for May, 2010
Tree Tube FAQ: To prune or not to prune?

So you have your new treeshelter tubes from Tree Protection Supply, and you’re about to pop them over your sawtooth oak, persimmon or crabapple seedlings.  The seedlings have a few good-sized lateral branches on them, and you realize you have a choice:  You can gather those lateral branches together to place the tree tube over [...]

Turbo-charged Tree Tubes!

Back in the dark ages of tree tubes – 20 years ago or so – the goal was to create an air tight, virtually hermetically sealed greenhouse environment. Man has that ever changed!  Research has shown that ventilation greatly enhances the performance of plastic treeshelters. Ventilation has two primary benefits: It reduces the temperature inside [...]

Overlooked Benefits Of Tree Tubes

Folks usually buy tree tubes the first time because they are sick of their seedlings getting eaten by deer, and they are sick of planting again and again with nothing to show for it. When folks talk about tree tubes they usually focus on the amazing growth of their trees – like fishing buddies vying [...]

When Is The Best Time To Apply Tree Tubes?

The best time to apply tree tubes:  When you plant.  The second best time:  Today!  Tree tubes can be placed over seedling hardwood (broadleaf) trees at any time, dormant or in full leaf. Ideally you would protect your seedlings with tree tubes approximately 1 nanosecond after planting – and with today’s deer populations even that [...]

Tree Tubes For Baldcypress!

Protecting baldcypress seedlings is an often overlooked application for tree tubes.  Since tree tubes are used primarily on broadleaf trees a lot of folks don’t realize that some evergreens do very well in tree tubes.  And baldcypress trees do more than “very well” in tree tubes – they virtually erupt out the top! It’s not [...]

TPS: Your INDEPENDENT Source For Treeshelters

Why buy from Tree Protection Supply?  Why not buy “factory direct?”  The answers are: Better information Better pricing Let’s start with information.  When you talk to any tree tube manufacturer directly, they of course have a vested interest in convincing you that the best tube for every situation is, coincidentally, the tube that they happen [...]

Tubex Quality at Tree Protection Supply pricing!

When it comes to treeshelters, the Tubex name has long been the “gold standard” for quality & ease of installation. Unfortunately, in the US market the Tubex name has also been synonymous with “expensive,” leaving tree planters working on a budget (and what tree planter isn’t working on a budget?) to look for tubes that [...]

Our Newest Product!

Tree Protection Supply is the only United States source and lowest price for the Tubex Combitube!!!!! Tree Protection Supply prides itself in providing the newest, most innovative treeshelter products on the market today. Since Tubex treeshelters are already the best selling tube for the rest of the world, why shouldn’t we in the US not [...]

Our new blog!

Tree Protection Supply has moved our blog to coincide with our website  Here we plan to discuss the differences between tree tubes, tree shelters, treeshelters, grow tubes, or what ever you want to call them.  The bottom line is there is way more technical reasons behind the design of each one, different prices, etc [...]