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Protex® Pro/Gro Solid Tube Tree Protectors

Protex® Pro/Gro Solid Tube Tree Protectors

Acts as a miniature greenhouse.

Item #: 17022
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18” Protex Pro/Gro Solid Tube Tree Protectors

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. 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.

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

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Quick Specs

MPN STT4X18-45
UNSPSC 30121800
Made In United States

Quick Specs

MPN: STT4X18-45
UNSPSC: 30121800
Made In: United States

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Do these ship flat or as tubes?
These will ship flat and are connected by tabs once wrapped around the tree.
Do these work on seedling trees?Where the tree is only a foot or two tall to start. Before they are tall enough to be outside the top of the tube??
These shelters are designed to be used with seedlings. The trees will grow out of the top just fine.
Are these sturdy enough to protect young trees from deer rubbing their antlers to remove velvet or simply marking their territory?
Yes these shelters will protect from wildlife damage such as deer rubs. We suggest ordering the tallest size you are willing to pay for if the main goal is wild life damage protections.
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I don't know about the humidity and temperature mumbo-jumbo, but I definitely see reduced mortality for the plants with the protectors vs. without, mainly due to protection from mowers/weed trimmers, herbicide, and critters. Assembly is a bit of a nuisance, but when you think about the cost of replacing a plant, including the time and labor to re-dig the hole, plus the lost growing time, these are worth every penny! And they're reusable--when one plant outgrows it, you can re-install it on a new one!


I ordered 6' Protex® Pro/Gro Solid Tube Tree Protectors and found them to be perfect!!! We planted sawtooth oak and chinese chestnut trees and put these tubes around them and they are working great. Trees are now leafed out. The tubes were lightweight and easy to assemble. Will definitely order again.


I’m in south east Texas. I bought these in the spring of this year. Assembling does take a few minutes. I was concerned about the tabs not holding, so I used duct tape at the top and bottom to help hold together. All of the seedling Live oaks have done great, growing over 3’ since the spring. The red & bur oaks have grown good, but not as much. All seedlings have survived the dry summer with the help of watering some. I’m very pleased with these and would recommend using them.