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Tree Protection Supply New Tree Tube Warehouse
Tree Protection Supply New Tree Tube Warehouse

Call it impulsive, call it compulsive, call it insane, but Tree Protection Supply finally moved into our new warehouse back in March.  Many in the tree tube industry would say we were completely insane to move all of our product and get set up in a new facility in the middle of the busy season, [...]

Bur Oak progress and how we should rethink our landscape trees

On our home page at www.treeprotectionsupply.com, you will see a flash slideshow of a bur oak that I planted last winter. At the time of planting it was recorded at 28” tall.  At the end of June, I snapped these photos of it emerging from the top of the 4 ft tree tube and I [...]

Breaking news — Epic Drought not seen by trees in tree tubes.

First off, what a crazy winter, spring, and summer it has been here at TPS. We have so much news and information to share in coming blog posts so check back soon to catch up on all of our goings ons. With that, I wanted to share some feedback we are getting from customers that [...]

Our stakes bend over backwards for you

Carson and I were standing around in the driveway talking about tree tubes of course and his daughter Kate started playing around a Bur Oak seedling I planted last winter in the side yard with our 4 ft Tubex Combitube and pvc stake. I watched as she started to bat the tube around like a [...]

Case of the Mondays but Fun Like a Friday.

Most people expect Mondays to be just that. Monday. I too constantly use the term “it’s definitely Monday.” But today this Monday was like a Friday. I had conversations with returning customers that did nothing but rave over the performance of their trees over the last year and were looking forward to planting more trees [...]

Where is waldo?

I took these videos back this summer, but of course it took awhile to get around to getting them up here. You can see that there is no way you could have ventured into 7 foot tall greenbriars to find/flag your trees to keep from mowing them over. On top of that, the trees would [...]

Microclimates – What is that?

If you work in the tree tube business long enough, you use terminology on a daily basis that you yourself at the beginning didn’t completely understand. I have to remind myself that customers are sometimes hearing these terms for the first time or may not completely understand the term although they may act like they [...]

They work just fine….
They work just fine....

So I have read on several forums that people say “I just put wire cages around my trees and they work just fine.” I felt compelled to test this theory straight up with trees in cages and trees in tubes. I planted about 30 or so trees in early March of 2011. I had found [...]

success in a can/tube

Just got a call from a customer that planted 100 trees and all 100 survived. That alone impressed him beyond words, he said “those things are really taking off in those tree tubes. They are growing like crazy.” What this customer is feeling right now is the feeling of accomplishment, satisfaction, and pride of having [...]

Family Trees – literally

I got a call this week from gentlemen in south Georgia with a really neat story.  His great great grandfather had retired from the customs house in Savannah and started a tree nursery.  He grew a magnificent live oak in this nursery and his son took some acorns and grew his own live oak at [...]

Hell with the Hail

We had a significant line of storms come through our area in Georgia earlier this week and another the previous week.  The first storm produced a storm cell of almost softball sized hail in an area of the county where I actually have a tree tube growth study in progress.  This area was severely damaged [...]

QDMA 2011 Whitetail Report Highlights

So the QDMA 2011 whitetail report was released this past week and out of the 96 pages I have some highlights of the data that at least relates to the importance of tree tubes (of course).  In 2009, hunters harvested 3,253,167 anterless deer which was down 4% from 2008 and 2,585,348 antlered deer and that [...]

PVC vs Ford Expedition – You will be suprised who won!

So I was picking up a load of pvc yesterday to make more stakes and a bundle of ten sticks of pvc had fallen off to the side into the parking lot without my knowledge.  It was raining and the gray pvc blended in with the gray asphalt like a rattlesnake and the next thing [...]

Great Complement to Google Earth

To follow up my previous post about the benefits of Google Earth, the technology world never lets us down with more and more outlets to acquire information via the web.  Esri also has a free mapping software that has alot of great features that can complement Google Earth and it can even open kml files.  [...]

Google Earth – Average Joe Mapping

Unless your a professional in the natural resources field you probably have not heard of Arcview/ArcMap or the term GIS (Geographic Information System), but you may have heard of Google Earth.  As a forester, Arcview has been an absolute necessity in integrating gps data, aerial maps, topo maps, wetland maps, etc to stand type properties, [...]

Survey Question #2

Another question that was asked on the QDMA website was “What type of deer hunting will you do the most of this season?”  Answers were: “Muzzle loader 3%, Shotgun 5%, Rifle 26%, and Archery 66%.”  The high number of archery responses may surprise a lot of you, but it would seem to me to fit [...]

Surveying a Survey

I was perusing my Dec/Jan issue of the QDMA magazine today and came across an interesting survey they took on their website. One question was “What size food plots do you typically plant?”  The answers where “6-10 acres – 11%      1 – 5 acres – 39%    Less than 1 acre – 46%.”  This quickly caught [...]

Verbing A Word

Certain nouns or names become so well known and popular they get turned into verbs in common usage.  One such word is Tubex, as in Tubex Tree Tubes. A great product for protecting seedling trees from deer browse and other damage has become, in the minds of many professional foresters, a verb for protecting their [...]

Teaming Up

Tree Protection Supply is happy to team up with Wilson Forestry Supply in a buying cooperative to serve you better. We’ll be working with Wilson Forestry Supply to create efficiencies in the we order, store and ship tree tubes, tree tube stakes, weed barrier fabric, etc… all to serve you better with more choice and [...]

No matter how hard you try, you can’t beat our tree tube prices!

I just had a fantastic conversation with a new customer.  He told me he had spent all day trying to beat our prices for tree tubes, and he couldn’t do it! Instead of spending the day trying to find a better price on tree tubes, start your shopping with Tree Protection Supply… that way you’ll [...]

Order your spring trees now!

It’s only November, and tree planting is probably not on your radar screen yet.  Hunting Season… Thanksgiving… Holidays… before you even have a chance to come up for air and start looking through tree nursery catalogs and web sites. The problem is that by that time many of the most popular varieties of trees are [...]

Speaking of replacing stakes…

Now is a great time to visit your tree tubes and check on the wood or bamboo stakes… did rutting bucks knock them over or snap them off?… did they rot off at the groundline or break in the wind? Broken stakes and fallen tree tubes leave your trees vulnerable to deer browse this winter [...]

PVC stakes getting rave reviews!

We have been hearing from customers about the benefits and great performance of Tree Protection Supply’s PVC Tree Tube Stakes. One customer who has been using both metal electrical conduit and 1.2″ PVC stakes wrote to say how much better the PVC stakes are.  When the ground is wet, the wind pushes against the tree [...]

Get your roots for nothing and your (red oak) trees for free!

I’ve been telling you that nothing is easier than gathering acorns (and walnuts and chestnuts, etc) and planting the acorns with tree tubes (see previous posts and video). I was wrong. There is one thing easier: Putting tree tubes on red oak seedlings or stump sprouts that are already in the ground. This is a [...]