Tree Protectors - 24"


Our Tree Protectors are a polyethylene, rigid, single-walled sheet that is formed into a tube with the included zip ties. They are flared at the top to protect the seedlings from sharp edges. The tube diameter is 4.15" and allows connecting multiple protectors for a larger diameter. They have permanent venting that starts half way up to allow herbicide spray around the base.

The tree protectors are UV stabilize for 5-7 years. They can be easily moved and reused for multiple applications.

***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

Tree Protectors: An Overview

Looking into tree protectors will give saplings an excellent chance for a great future. Saplings are vulnerable to many threats surrounding them. These young trees need help to grow and survive. If you don't know, tree protectors are extremely important for safeguarding saplings and other newly planted trees from harm. Saplings deal with harsh environments, pests, and physical damage without help. In this article, we will look into the various kinds of tree protectors, the benefits they provide, how to select the right protector for your trees, and how to install them correctly.

About Tree Protectors

Also referred to as tree guards, tree protectors are materials or structures used to shield young trees from outdoor environments. Protectors are made from different materials including metal, plastic, or biodegradable fabric. They are created in different forms including tubes, meshes, and wraps to protect young trees.

Tree tube protected trees

Newly Planted Trees with Tubes

The Benefits

Mechanical Damage – Saplings are protected from animals, equipment, and vehicles using tree protectors.
Grazing Animals – From deer to rabbits, along with rodents and other wildlife, young trees have their bark shredded, and their leaves are snacks. Tree protectors will stop these animals from turning young trees into damaged goods. Tree protectors give small trees the chance to grow into majestic trees.
A Shield From Weather – Protectors serve as a barrier against extreme heat, freezing weather, frost, and wind. If not properly protected, young trees will probably die.
Great Support – Some protectors offer structural support to maintain upright growth by keeping these trees from breaking or bending.
Controlling Weeds – As protectors offer limited space around the trunk of a tree, they prevent weed growth, reducing competition for needed nutrients and water.

Kinds Of Tree Protectors

Here is a list of different tree protectors for various uses.

Plastic Mesh Guards:

Plastic Mesh Guards are very flexible, will protect young trees from animals, and are easy to install. They are good for a large range of tree sizes and are used in both rural and urban areas.

Pros – they are inexpensive, versatile, and provide good air circulation.

Cons – Not as durable as some other guards and can be damaged by UV light over a period of time.

Solid Plastic Tubes:

These tubes are strong and offers great protection against severe weather conditions and herbivores. As they are taller than others, they are used for trees in open areas.

Pros – Strong for extreme weather conditions and offer great insulation.

Cons – They cost more than some other tubes and can overheat if not properly ventilated.

Metal Tree Guards:

This guard is very strong and is often used in public areas where there is a risk of mechanical damage taking place.

Cons – They are expensive, the weight makes them difficult to install, and can damage trees if not properly installed.

Biodegradable Tree Guards:

These guards are environmentally friendly, provide average protection, and will naturally decompose after the tree is established to survive by itself.

Pros – Eco-friendly, and will not have to be removed after the tree has grown.

Cons – Usually more expensive than other guards, not as cost-efficient, and not as strong as plastic or metal guards.

Tree Seedlings with Tubes

Tree Saplings Protected with Tubes

Choosing The Right Tree Protector

You need to know what guard will work best for your specific tree and the environment the tree will be located in.

• Determine The Level Of Threat - Know what threats are common in your area, whether it's wildlife, harsh weather conditions, or mechanical damage.
• Know The Species Of Tree And Size – Whether the species of the tree or its size, there are different types of protection.
• Budget And Lifespan – Have a good idea of how long the tree will need protection and what you are willing to spend.

Forest with Tree Tubes

Tree Tubes Protecting Saplings


Installing the guards correctly will dictate the effectiveness of the tree protector.

Step-by-Step Instructions:
Clean debris and weeds from the area by the tree. The guard shout fit snugly and prevent pests from hiding near the tree's base.

Place The Protector:
Carefully place the protector around the tree. Make sure it's tall enough to deal with snow levels and out of the reach of animals.

Secure The Protector:
Take stakes or ties to secure it to the ground while remaining upright. Make sure it does not touch or rub against the bark.

Inspections And Maintenance:

You should regularly inspect the protector for any signs of wear and tear or damage. Make sure the protector is not constricting the tree's growth. Either adjust or replace if there are issues.

In Conclusion

Anyone looking for ways for their newly planted tree to survive and grow to incredible heights must understand how important tree protectors are. Make sure to select the right protector for your tree and follow proper installation and maintenance. Following important instructions can increase the chances your tree will mature into a strong, majestic tree. Whether you are planting only one tree or several trees, tree protectors can be your tree's best friend. Choosing tree protectors can be a wise choice for productive trees and a healthy, safe environment.