60” Protex Pro/Gro Solid Tube Tree Protectors STT60-45
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Protex® Pro/Gro Solid Tube Tree Protectors

Acts as a miniature greenhouse.



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Stock Number: 17022
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8” Plastic Zip Ties, Bag of 1,000

Bag of 1000

Each 4” diameter tube speeds photosynthesis by trapping moisture, thereby raising relative humidity and ambient temperature inside the tube. Also protects the tree from animals, wind desiccation, small rodents, and insects. Diameter around the tree may be expanded by linking two or more of the tubes using the easy latch hasp. Tubes are shipped flat, reducing storage needs and transportation costs. Use optional cable ties to install optional bamboo stakes or wood guard stakes with each tube for support. Stakes and cable ties sold separately. Constructed of type 2 recyclable polyethylene. Place with shiny side out.

Note: The tubes should be buried a minimum of 2” into the soil for optimal results.

Brand:
MPN: STT4X18-45
UPC:
UNSPSC: 27112000


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10 of 11  would recommend this product to a friend.

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05/02/2016
I am slowly eliminating hedge and honey locust on my acreage and replacing them with beneficial trees. These tubes have become an integral part of that. I currently have them protecting pin oaks, burr oaks, persimmons, mulberries, and paw paws. I have not seen the accelerated growth others are claiming, but I am having tremendous survival on the bare root seedlings. Getting ready to buy more to protect the trees in the yard.
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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02/01/2016
Protex tubes are the BEST, most economical option for shrubs and certain trees by putting two of them together to make an 8" diameter tubes. 18" hazelnut seedlings grew over 5 feet tall with multiple branches in 5 months in 4ft length "doublewide" Protex tubes. The larger diameter gives the plant the ability to form it's true bush-like nature compared to the tight confines of a regular tree tube. The plants were caged with wire in the fall and the tubes will be re-used this spring for more plants. Also highly recommended for plum, serviceberry, ninebark, silky, roughleaf dogwood, ect where you are looking for multi-stemed plant. The 8" diameter also helps your plants get a stronger resistance to bending in the wind compared to what you get when regular 3-4" tubes are removed. Use a hole puncher to join top and bottom with small electrical ties to prevent curious critters from riding the tubes down. Use a pocket knife to cut 2-4 small ventilation "windows" in the tubes.
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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01/18/2016
Great value. Takes more time to set up this tube then other kinds. Roughly 2 minutes to put tube together then another 2-3 to stake and zip tie in place. Works best with wood stakes. Great for small land owners like myself trying to protect tree seedlings.
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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01/06/2016
I was skeptical at first when this product arrived.l assembled them and secured them with 4ft 1in stake and 2 zip ties.They have function and held up well for 1 year now and have been effective in preventing deer browse.
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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11/04/2015
Reordered this tube 3 times so obviously think it works great for protecting and promoting tree growth. Had some small trees that I had been pampering for 2-3 years with minimal growth and a lot of deer/beaver damage. Put tubes on them and had 2-4' growth first year and deer left alone. Only modification I make is to run a strip of clear 2" packaging/mailing tape the entire length of tube over the tabs to prevent tabs coming loose. Drive a large bamboo stake and wire tie in 2 places. Although deer can reach 4' tops occasionally, 5' tubes would stop this but just look too tall. Won't plant trees again without them.
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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07/28/2015
These tubes are 10x better than some shorter ones I bought at a big box store for the same price. I drilled extra holes on the same side as the latches for the zip ties and put my stakes on that side instead of where the predrilled holes were. The zip ties pull the tube against the stake so the latches can't pop open. I also drilled a bunch of air holes by clamping the flattened tubes together and drilling through about 10 at a time. Don't know if that was needed but figured it couldn't hurt. It has only been a couple months and some of the trees are near the top of the 4' tubes. The trees without tubes are knee high and not doing well. Next year I'll try some 5 footers. Very happy with this product.
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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07/22/2014
I bought these this spring for some Sawtooth seedlings I planted. All I can say is buy taller than you think you need because I have seedlings that have grown to 5' + from 16" seedlings since March. Great product!
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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05/07/2014
I've been using these tubes for over 5 years . We use them to protect large oaks and apples from the porcupines and also have them on hundreds of young trees to protect from rabbits and deer . Best thing to do is after putting around tree put electrical tape around bottom and top, never fall off.
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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03/18/2014
I purchased these tubes in 2008, and they have held up great. Sure I had to occasionally maintain them by replacing some zip ties, but they have held up for 5 years now. I use them in a remote location in PA, and only check them a few times a year. I would recommend them. (for the record, I have not tried other tree tubes so I do not know how they compare, the price seemed reasonable)
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.

 
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conservationist
04/17/2012
These tubes failed us in high winds. 24 hours after putting them up we were taking them down and replacing them with a higher quality tube. We even had them attached to a 6ft tall metal post. They still could not handle one severe thunderstorm, half of the tubes collapsed and opened up. Very disappointing. If used in a secluded location or spot where they can be easily maintained these tubes would be ok.
This reviewer would not recommend this product to a friend.

 
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Ginseng and chestnut grove manager
11/19/2007
I connected two of the blue protectors together using the easy hasp locking system to form a wider diameter protector for chestnut trees. The different heights are suitable for a variety of trees. It is easy to spray vegetation control around the tubes to reduce competition from nearby weeds. They can be reused for the next generation of seedlings. "Sky Blue" means "Sky High" survival in my grove!
This reviewer would recommend this product to a friend.


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Can these be used for herbicide protection for need trees in an orchard?
thank you Can these be used for herbicide protection for need trees in an orchard? thank you
The shelters do not have any type of cover on the top, so herbicides could potentially drift inside from the top if you are not careful. If the herbicide you are spraying has soil activity the shelters will not prevent the chemicals from being translocated through the soil either. If the only concern is herbicide coming in contact with the leaves or stem then these will over some protection, but not total protection.

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Bamboo Stakes, 3/8” x 3’, Bundle of 500

Bundle of 500

Item#: 17009
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Bamboo Stakes, 3/8” x 4’, Bundle of 500

Bundle of 500

Item#: 17010
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Bamboo Stakes, 1/2” x 4’, Bundle of 250

Bundle of 250

Item#: 17011
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1” x 1” x 48”, Wood Guard Stakes, Bundle of 50

Item#: 39519
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8” Plastic Zip Ties, Bag of 1,000

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Item#: 17032
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