Posts Tagged ‘treeshelters’
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 [...]

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 [...]

Standing up (or at least springing back) to deer!

Getting back to some of the issues raised in Dr. Felix Ponder’s excellent article, “Benefits and Drawbacks of Tree Shelters,” published in the December 2009 issue of the Walnut Council Bulletin. One issue raised by growers who responded to Dr. Ponder’s survey was that tree tubes are sometimes damaged by deer rubbing their antlers on [...]

The True “Cost” of Tree Tubes

I have been reviewing several old articles about treeshelters (tree tubes).  These were mostly written by foresters testing and considering tree tubes for use in hardwood timber regeneration.  One common theme runs through these early articles:  Tree tubes are viewed as “expensive.” Really?  To consider the true costs of using tree tubes to see if [...]

Tree Shelter Experiences… We’ve come a long way

I was just reading an article entitled, “Benefits and Drawbacks of Tree Shelters,” by Dr. Felix Ponder of the University of Missouri. The article appeared in the December, 2009 issue of the Walnut Council Bulletin. (By the way, we highly recommend that anyone interested in growing black walnut join the Walnut Council, a great source [...]

Flexible Stakes Improve Tree Tube Performance

Tree Protection Supply customers tend to be the most savvy tree tube users and buyers in the market.  They have tried different types of tubes, and many different types of stakes in an effort to find the combination that provides the best combination of price and performance. Lately I have been amazed with how so [...]

When should you remove your tree tubes?

The issue of when to remove treeshelters seems to be a hot topic of discussion boards and online forums these days.  Tree tube users seems to fall into two camps: 1.  Since two of the primary benefits of tree tubes are rapid early growth and deer browse protection until the tree grows past the deer [...]

Which Tree Tube color is best?

For the landowner trying to choose the best tree tube for his or her trees the issue of tree tube color can get very confusing.  Visit one web site and you’re told that blue is best.  Visit another and you read about the wonders of a pink or “peach” color.  Visit a third site and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]