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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

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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’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.


I find Protex tree "tubes" to be utterly useless. They are shipped flat and have to be rolled up and attached to form a tube. There are tabs that have to be punched loose and inserted in a slot. This can be quite difficult in cool weather. The tabs DO NOT stay attached on their own in snow and wind. After putting them all together at planting time you will be back reattaching the tabs and duct taping them in 6 months. Not worth the savings. Spend the money on good quality tubes and save yourself an annual hassle.


This product is junk... the stamps for the slots and tabs are misaligned and in some cases clipped on the edge of the material. The tubes do not stay together... had to staple and tape them to keep them together. When I called the company, they said just return them... not an option as I purchased them to keep wildlife from eating newly planted trees... The tubes also are very diffcult to put together... it took hours to assemble 50 tubes... I would not recommend this product.