Grow Tubes – 24"


Our Grow Tubes are used to protect tree seedlings from being damaged or eaten. These flat sheets (slit tube design) and are manufactured from 100% recycled polyethylene. The tubes can be easily formed into a cylinder shape with releasable zip ties (included). The tube has permanent venting and a diameter of 4.15" and are UV stabilized for 5-7 years of exposure.

The grow tubes can be used for vineyards, berry plants, evergreen trees, tomato plants as well as additional planting applications. They can be easily moved and reused elsewhere.

***Minimum Order Requirement is 100 Units.***

Available in 12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 48", 60", and 72" height options. View All Products >

Stakes and bird net not included.


  • Brand: TreePro
  • Size: Various
  • Material:  Polypropylene
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  • Rigid, Single-wall design with a seam down one side
  • 100% Recycled Polyethylene (milk jug plastic) Slit Tube
  • UV Stabilized for 5 to 7 years
  • Tab Flared Top to protect seedling from sharp edges
  • Tube diameter of 4.15" (allows connecting multiple protectors for larger diameter)
  • Permanent Venting- Vents start half way up to allow herbicide spray around the base
  • Releasble UV Treated Zip Ties included
  • Mesh Bird Net at no additional cost upon request for 48” and taller


  • Made of HDPE (#2 plastic)
  • 3/8" Vent and tie placement holes
  • UV Stabilized for 5-7 years
  • Includes releasable zip ties

Increase The Health And Growth In Young Trees, Using Grow Tubes

Trees are one of the most amazing Shade-provider plants on earth. Gardening and tree cultivation are constantly evolving and grow tubes have become an important part of healthy growth among young trees. Grow tubes are cylindrical projectors created to encompass saplings and give them a caring environment that protects them as they continue to grow.

In this article, we will go over the valuable properties of grow tubes, their many benefits, installation techniques, and upkeep strategies. You will understand the important roles of grow tubes and why they are incredible tree cultivation tools.

About Grow Tubes

Also called sapling protectors or tree guards, grow tubes are here to protect young vulnerable saplings. These tubular structures are made from plastics, biodegradable composites, or mesh materials to enclose tree saplings. Their primary purposes include safeguarding saplings from predators, harsh weather conditions, watching over various climatic conditions for accelerated growth, and strengthening saplings during their first phase of growth.

Newly planted trees

Trees Planted with Tree Tubes

How Grow Tubes Work

Grow tubes form a controlled environment around the sapling. The environment keeps humidity levels elevated, reduces water stress and the need for regular irrigation. The tubes prevent dry periods and stunted growth. When the grow tubes restrict direct sunlight, the saplings are forced to reach toward the light, encouraging the development of strong stems.

Grow Tube Benefits

Improved Growth:
Increasing the conditions around the saplings will increase the rate of growth. Due to the sheltered conditions, the saplings will distribute resources for upward growth and the development or expansion of their roots.

Wildlife And Damage Protection:
Grow tubes will protect saplings from wildlife predators such as rabbits, deer, and rodents. They also protect saplings from injuries caused by lawnmowers, trimmers, or other mechanical equipment. This is extremely important in landscaped areas where saplings are developed.

Improved Survival Rates:
Its excellent growing environment and protective measures, grow tubes offer higher survival rates, especially in challenging areas such as deforestation.

Different Kinds Of Grow Tubes

Plastic Grow Tubes:
These tubes offer great resilience and are inexpensive. They are available in many colors, impacting the internal climate in the tube Although plastic tubes offer some benefits, the plastic is non-biodegradable.

Biodegradable Grow Tunes:
Made from natural decomposing material, biodegradable grow tubes are environmentally friendly. These tubes do not have to be removed and disposed of but their longevity is less than plastic.

Mesh Grow Tubes:
Mesh grow tubes offer both protection and exposure. The mesh allows more air and light to reach the saplings This is an excellent option for conditions that lead to possible overheating inside the tube and harm the sapling.

Installing Grow Tubes

Site Preparation:
Before installing the grow tubes, you must inspect the growing site for soil conditions, the level of moisture, and sun exposure. Remove competing vegetation around the site to prevent the risk of fungal disease. There must be adequate nutrients and water available for the saplings.

Get The Correct Size Of Grow Tube:
When choosing the right tube, consider the diameter and height. The tube should offer slight lateral movement but not so wide to decrease the benefits of the microclimate. The height should drive off animals and give the sapling growing space.

Securely Anchor The Grow Tube:
It's important the grow tube is securely anchored in place to withstand environmental conditions moving through. Take a stake placing it beside the sapling inside the tube and make sure the tube is firmly in place and not harming the plant.

Planting Trees

Group Planting Trees

Mulching And Irrigation:
Place mulch around the base of the tube to hold moisture and keep weeds down. Even though you are relying on the grow tube, during dry spells the sapling is going to need irrigation to maintain hydration levels.

Trees in Tree Tubes

Saplings in Tree Tubes

Maintenance And Care

Frequent inspections must be performed to ensure the tube is in good condition and the sapling is healthy. If you experience signs of excessive humidity caused by condensation, the tube might be damaged and must be taken care of immediately.

Pests And Disease:

Even though these tubes offer great protection, saplings can still fall prey to pests and diseases. If you see any signs of issues from pests or diseases, you must address them immediately to prevent the sampling from being destroyed.

Grow Tube Removal

As time goes by, the sapling will mature and should be removed from the grow tube. The plant will start branching and continue to grow into a tree. The removal time depends on a few factors, the sapling's growth rate and the environmental conditions. In general, it will take between one to three years after installation before removal..

Case Study - The Success Of Afforestation With Grow Tubes

he application in an afforestation project for revitalizing a deforested area. There are many native trees and saplings being planted to restore the natural ecosystem. Saplings are vulnerable to wildlife and harsh conditions found in deforested areas. Grow tubes are the chosen product to guarantee the young tree's growth and survival.

Site Inspection:
The project started off with a detailed evaluation of the quality of the soil, the terrain, and microclimate conditions. The sites were prepared by the removal of competing vegetation and improving the soil for tree growth.

Choosing The Grow Tubes:
Due to the needs of native species and the environmental challenges, the team decided on biodegradable and plastic grow tubes. The biodegradable tubes were best for less visited areas that would not have any interference in the future.

Installing Grow Tubes:
Planting and encasing the saplings in their individual grow tubes was carefully carried out to avoid damage. The grow tubes were securely fastened to the sturdy stakes for excellent stability against the environmental conditions.

Sprouting Tree

Sprouting Tree Sapling

Continual Monitoring And Care

The project team made regular visits to monitor the saplings and address any issues that might arise such as infestation and diseases. Water was provided during dry spells to support the sapling's growth.

Removing The Grow Tubes

The saplings were outgrowing the tubes so it was time for the team to remove them from the tubes. The process was carried out very carefully to prevent any damage to the new resilient trees so they could continue to grow and contribute to the afforestation efforts.

Orchard of Trees

Orchard of Young Trees

In Conclusion

Thanks to technology, grow tubes have become the great protectors for young saplings so they can grow into magnificent trees. As saplings, they are going through a very vulnerable, delicate phase, but with help from grow tubes, they have an even better chance of survival. Whether you are developing a new garden or a major afforestation project, using grow tubes will offer stronger tree growth, higher survival rates, and a lush, resilient environment to enjoy for many years to come.

Once you understand the different grow tube options, apply the best practices for installation, pay attention to proper upkeep, and know when it's time to remove a sapling from its tube, you are ready to make excellent decisions that support the growth of young trees and the ecosystem trees support.