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You plant your legacy and we will protect it

One great things about this business are all the amazing people I get to come in contact with on a daily basis.  One such customer forwarded me an article that focused on his tree planting efforts and the legacy he wanted to leave his family and the environment.  Matt has purchased thousands of tubes from [...]

Free Shipping, But On Your Dime

Shipping is an absolute nightmare for any company and especially for us in that in any order there could be a range of heights and quantities from 12″ up to 72″ and from 1 to infinity.  I get a lot of inquiries asking why shipping is so much for a particular order in that it [...]

Often Overlooked Casualties

If you live along the gulf or along the Eastern seaboard, you will probably at some point in your life come face to face with a tropical storm and worse a hurricane.  With connectivity today, we all watched as hurricane Sandy absolutely devastated areas in the Northeast.  Pictures of homes flattened and cars and businesses [...]

Michigan DNR Wildlife Habitat Grants for Whitetail Habitat Enhancement

The Michigan DNR will open the application process for grants for wildlife habitat enhancements starting tomorrow under the Wildlife Habitat Grant Program.  Check out the site here for further information: Michigan DNR Wildlife Habitat Grant Program Plenty of money there for some large tree planting projects with tree tubes!!  What a great way to improve [...]

Calculators and scratch sheets to buy tree tubes?

I got into the tree tube business because I was trying to price out a large planting job and by the end of the week, yes a week, I had an elaborate unnecessarily complicated spreadsheet trying to compare pricing across several different companies based on how they offer volume pricing vs percent off total order [...]

Revolutionary Weed Mat Announcement
Revolutionary Weed Mat Announcement

Tree Protection Supply is thrilled to announce the addition on a revolutionary weed mat product to the US market for the first time ever.  The Irripan presents itself as a weed mat, a rain collector, a soil moisture recycler, a competing weed killer and a light reflector.  This is definitely not your father’s weed mat.  [...]

QDMA National Convention
QDMA National Convention

TPS has enjoyed the first day of the QDMA national convention in Athens, GA.  Field demos in the morning and then another great day of speaking with folks truly excited about trees and how much tree tubes matter.  I love introducing people to tree tubes, but it is also alot of fun for people to [...]

Tree Tubes – Why is everyone in such a rush to remove them?

I live, breath and eat tree tubes.  I try my best to read through forum threads because I feel these conversations between folks are their real experiences in trying to establish wildlife plantings.  I get to see all the success stories and all the failures as well as what seems to be an alarming belief [...]

Tree Tube Lessons – A tree rises from the grave
Tree Tube Lessons - A tree rises from the grave

I was out yesterday checking my dove field and while walking the field edge I was also checking on a line of trees that are in tree tubes that I performed some spring maintenance on May 26th, 2013.  All the trees were doing great and were covered with bright green new flushes of growth, but [...]

Hate times Tree Tubes Equals Love Again

I get a lot of phone calls from people who are about to spend, at times, some pretty serious money on tree tubes, stakes, weed mats and fertilizer for their trees they are planting for the deer.  And in the very next sentence they say “I just hate those deer.”  I myself have even said [...]

Follow up on Glow in The Dark Tree Tubes

So during this time of year, our phone is still literally ringing off the desk.  I would say hook, but we are only mobile here at TPS so we don’t have the traditional phone that could unhook itself from so much ringing.  Anywho,  people call with questions they want answered before ordering and one person [...]

They bundle phone, internet and cable. Why not tree tubes?

We see all the time on tv of how media companies can provide great savings by bundling your home digital needs.  They wrap up all of the services in one package and you get a great deal.  Well why can’t you do that with tree tubes?  YOU CAN!  If you know of friends that are [...]

Glow in the Dark Tree Tubes
Glow in the Dark Tree Tubes

So yes, I am a total tree tube dork.  I love all things tree tubes and I almost came out of my chair when I stumbled upon these pictures taken by a gentlemen named Jeremy Jordan in Whiteley England.  I contacted Jeremy and he graciously sent me his pictures showing the sun setting and the [...]

You can recycle your tree tubes for a second use

Most companies would think we are crazy for even suggesting and even crazier for showing you how to get up to two uses out of our products, but we here at Tree Protection Supply firmly believe in making your dollar go further and our customers getting the most use out of their tree tubes.  Technically [...]

OMG, How fast can my tree tubes get here??

This time of year, we often get calls from frantic customers who have either just been reminded that they had ordered trees because they just received their tree seedlings or they only remember to order their tree tubes only a day or so before they are supposed to receive their seedlings.  They call asking “how [...]

Which end is up on my tree tubes??

We do get calls from customers asking which end is up on my tree tubes??  Please see our answer below and hopefully this will assist you in your planting project.  Its understandable that if you have never installed a tree tube, then how would one know? &nbsp

Thinking Outside The Tree Tube Bag – FREE WEED MATS

For years we have been shipping out tree tubes in black poly-woven bags, but we never thought to actually inform everyone that you can use them as weed mats.  We have made a little video demonstrating how to recycle your tree tube bag into a few free weed mats! Getting something for nothing is always [...]

Tree Tubes for Eagle Scout Project
Tree Tubes for Eagle Scout Project

Tree Protection Supply recently supplied 400 Tubex tree tubes and pvc stakes for an Eagle Project in Ridgefield Park, NJ for Nicholas Gerken.  Both partners here at TPS are eagle scouts and we are pleased to see young men still striving to gain such an honorable award and especially by improving their community through planting trees [...]

Customized Tree Tubes Shipping
Customized Tree Tubes Shipping

We work extra hard to customize our shipments to produce the lowest delivered price that we can.  We put a lot of thought in how to get our tree tubes to you by the lowest cost available.  For large freight orders, this means obtaining  quotes from multiple freight providers as well as getting creative in [...]

Ensuring Planting Investment Realization – What?

Our slogan is “Ensuring Planting Investment Realization” and we felt like expanding on why we feel this to be an appropriate slogan and mission statement all wrapped up in one wall street sounding tagline.  It is all based on the simple question of “why do you plant trees?”  We all plant trees for different reasons, [...]

Deer browsing the tops of your trees? We can fix that.

I would like to introduce our new product that can take any tube height and increase it by 2 feet.  The Tubextender is easily installed on any tree tube with a pvc stake in less than a minute and will ultimately allow for you to keep those trees growing upward with all its energy.  Once [...]

Tree Tube Height – Why we choose the height that we do

I take a lot of phone calls asking what height of tree tube should someone use and I have always advised that you buy the height of the tube based on what you are trying to protect the planting from causing harm. This primarily relates to deer and we always classify it as either low [...]

Arbor Day Planting 2012
Arbor Day Planting 2012

Earlier this year, Tree Protection Supply was asked to come assist the Coweta County Rotary Club in planting White Oak seedlings around the welcome center and wax myrtle at the entrance of the Chattahoochee State Bend Park.  TPS was happy to help and we also donated the tree tubes to ensure the plantings were successful [...]

Installing a tree tube should not be a seasonal event

There is never a bad time to put a tree tube on a tree. Many people associate installing tree tubes with the actual planting of a tree, but the truth is you can install tree tubes on any tree any time of the year.  Deer don’t just browse seasonally, bush hogs don’t know to not [...]