Tree Tube Protectors - 24"


Our Tree Tube Protectors are a 100% recycled polyethylene slit tube that is used to protect your seedlings from damage. They can be formed from a flat sheet into a tube with releasable zip ties (included). The tubes include permanent venting and a 4.15" diameter. The tubes are UV stabilized for 5-7 years.

The tree tube protectors can be used multiple times and in multiple applications as they can be easily moved. This product can be used for vineyard, berry plant, evergreen tree, as well as additional planting types.

***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

Tips For Protecting Trees From Wildlife Including Deer and Squirrels

We all know trees are a wonderful part of our lives. They provide pure oxygen, shade, and beautiful landscaping but need our help and protection from wildlife that will attack them to eat their fruits and in some cases, scratch at the bark leaving them vulnerable to diseases and infections caused by insects.

Like most of us, you have enjoyed watching squirrels play in your trees leaping from one branch to another, Unfortunately, they can cause a lot of damage that is unforeseen until it's too late. They can harm the bark and eat berries and fruits.

If you have discovered damage to your trees, this article might be able to help you find answers to protect your trees as well as wildlife. We highly recommend you stay in touch with experts who know trees inside and out as well as experts who know various kinds of animals in the wild. Please be sure when using chemicals, you have read the labels and consulted with those in the know.

Tree saplings

Newly Planted Saplings

Protect Your Trees From Deer And Other Wildlife

Dealing with various animals will depend on the kind of animals, your budget, and your comfort zone when dealing with them. Keep in mind, that if one approach doesn't work, try another one. Some people will use fencing depending on the size of their property along with the materials and costs. Unfortunately, fences will not keep squirrels out and must be at least 4 to 5 feet tall to prevent deer from coming in. Also, the fencing must be installed a good foot below the surface to keep burrowing animals away.


There are other less expensive alternatives to consider. You can install wire fencing with a camouflaged hedge in front of it. Next, use a fine mesh a few feet below the surface to keep rodents out. Make sure to choose a hedge that deer are not particularly fond of, it will keep them at bay.

PVC Tubing

If fencing off your property is out of the question, try fencing in your trees. For small tender trees, use wire mesh, ventilated PVC tubing, or an adjustable wraparound tree guard placed around the tree trunk for protection that will last for quite some time. Make sure the tree guard or PVC has enough holes for air ventilation and adjust the size of the guard or get a larger one when the tree starts to grow.

If you see small animals eating your trees, check to ensure the mesh is small enough and the fence starts at the bottom of the trunk. When combating deer, be sure the fence reaches up to 6 feet in height.

Shiny Objects

There are ways you can fend off animals using shiny objects. Better yet, these objects should make noises and move in the wind. Before attaching objects to your trees, consult with an arborist or someone knowledgeable about trees. Place motion-activated devices near the tree trunks or wind chimes placed on the eaves of your home that are near the trees. Some of these devices can spray water to scare off deer.

Natural Repellents

There are several plant-based, natural repellents for trees. It will keep trees well-protected from small critters while protecting the environment and keeping your children and pets safe from harmful ingredients.

Lilac Blossoms

Lilac Tree Blossoms

Repellents Using Chemicals

If natural repellents are not doing the trick, there are several chemical repellents on the market. Make sure you read the instructions carefully to ensure your children and pets won't get into them.

You Can Keep Deer Away From Your Shrubs And Trees

One of the biggest offenders of trees is deer. They will go after fruits and nuts and then leave their mark. Tree repellents, guards, and fences can help out enormously to keep these critters away. It can take a lot of effort at times and can be exhausting. The good news, there are shrubs and trees that offer great shade, are beautiful to look at, and are not usually attractive to deer.

These trees and shrubs are in two categories, rarely damaged and seldom severely damaged. These trees and plants are best for areas that deal with deer all the time.

Rarely Damaged is the highest form of resistance to deer that a tree can receive.

Seldom Severely Damaged is in second place when it comes to deer resistance to trees.

Trees Planted Near Forest

Tree Tube Protection

About Arrowwood Viburnum

This shrub can add a wonderful touch to your landscaping and is very hardy. Its beautiful flowers are creamy in color and blooms in late spring. They appear as a flat-topped cluster with blue-black cherry-shaped drupes in late summer then completely ripen in early fall. As fall starts to move on, the beautiful dark green leaves will turn into lovely shades of yellow, glossy red, or reddish-purple. Its hardy zones are 3 to 8.

Amelanchier Arborea Or Downy Serviceberry

This tree will provide beautiful colors in every season with white flowers in the spring, red berries during summer, and lovely foliage of red and gold in the fall. Their berries are loved by birds as well as people who use them in preserves and pies or just eat them as a snack. Its hardy zones are 4 to 9.

About Saucer Magnolia

The tree is a favorite choice in the United States and Europe for its stunning beauty. It blossoms in early spring with beautiful goblets that look like porcelain. The leathery dark green leaves add a lovely contrast to the gray bark. Its hardy zones are 4 to 9.

The Fragrant Lilac

This shrub is a favorite among many people due to its amazing shades of purple flowers including lavender and light purple shades and an incredible fragrance. The flower clusters bloom in April or May with luscious green leaves and last a very long time. This plant's hardy zones are 3 to 7.

About The Beautybush

This shrub gets its name from the fountain-like spray of pink blossoms. It's easy to grow and usually blossoms from late spring into summer but in some regions June. It's known to bloom later than some other plants. This is an excellent choice for your landscaping with its striking deep green foliage that continues into summer and then turns a reddish hue in the fall. Its hardy zones are 4 to 8.

About The Goldenraintree

This tree blossoms in late spring and summer offering beautiful yellow flowers that look like lanterns hanging from the branches in autumn and winter. This is a very hardy tree that can thrive in tough environments and a huge range of soil conditions.

Keep in mind, this is an invasive plant that spreads its seeds easily. If you want this tree, be sure and show some caution. Its hardy zones are 5 to 9.

Baby Evergreen Trees

Young Evergreen Trees

About The Japanese Flowering Cherry

Also known as the Yoshino Cherry, it is a leader in the flowering tree world and a major part of many events including the National and International Cherry Blossom Festivals. It's well-known for its white-pink blossoms with a faint scent of almonds in the spring. During the summer, it will be a stunning eye-catcher in the yard with its oriental branching and glossy dark green leaves, and lustrous bark. Its hardy zones are 5 to 8.

Colorado Spruce Tree

Blue Spruce Tree in Front Yard

About The Kousa Dogwood

Dogwood trees are very popular and known for their delicate beauty. The Kousa Dogwood is actually a tough species that is a perfect choice for landscapes and urban areas. This tree is a visual delight all year long. In the spring it provides an incredible array of star-like blossoms while in the summer, it offers an incredible canopy of branches for beauty and shade. In autumn, it displays brilliant red colors and during the winter, it offers a very unique look all its own with bark that looks like a jigsaw puzzle! Its hardy zones are 5 to 8.

About The Rose Of Sharon

This beautiful easy-to-grow hibiscus shrub is praised for its tight, upright shape and large summer blossoms that add incredible color to any landscape during a time when very few other plants are in bloom. The flowers are trumpet in shape and come in an array of colors including purple, white, violet, red, and pink. Its hardy zones are 5 to 9.


About The Austrian Pine: Throughout Europe, this pine tree is considered the toughest of all pines. According to well-known horticulturalist, Dr. Carl Whitcomb, the tree “rivals all pines in durability under diverse conditions”. This pine tree has also shown its strength during windbreaks in America. Its hardy zones are 4 to 7.

Note - Windbreaks consist of a row of trees, fences, walls, or objects that provide shelter from wind.

About The Colorado Blue Spruce: Also known as the Blue Spruce, is a very popular ornamental confer and a spectacular sight to behold. Paraphrasing Donald Culrose Peattie, it's the best in western trees. The beautiful tree displays tiers over tiers of branches in perfect conformity from boughs that sweep the ground to its strong, slender top. Its hardy zones are 2 to 7.

About The Douglas Fir: Discovered by botanist-explorer David Douglas, it's considered one of the most striking and graceful trees in nature. To others, it's considered the most regal of trees. To those who love trees, it's the most cherished of trees. Its hardy zones are 4 to 6.

Deer Foraging

Deer Looking for Food

About The Norway Spruce: Even though this tree is a common sight in the United States, its origins are from Europe. Around the entire world, this tree has been used as a Christmas tree, for landscaping projects, lumber, and pulpwood. Its popularity is due to its thick branches and incredible tolerance to many different soils. Norway Spruces have become an important part of creating windbreaks. Its hardy zones are 3 to 7.

Garden Protected from Deer

Deer Protected Garden

About The Scots Pine:  The Scots Pine is adaptable to almost all climates and is quite tough. It's used as a single tree or in rows of trees to create a windbreak. The needles on the branches will hold on for a longer time, unlike others, making it a perfect choice for a Christmas tree. Because of its ability to reseed, it's an excellent choice for recovery sites. Its hardy zones are 3 to 7.

About The Serbian Spruce: This tree is considered one of the most beautiful and graceful trees according to horticulturist Michael Dirr. Due to its arching branches and long slender truck, you will understand why this tree is so loved. Its hardy zones are 4 to 7.

About The Eastern White Pine: This pine tree has a very long history in the United States. During colonial times, the king set them apart from others for masts on ships. Since then, it has been used for building homes and other structures. Its hardy zones are 3 to 8.

About The White Spruce: This tree has always been proclaimed a beautiful sight to behold. You can see them lining river banks or in many homeowners' yards. But the white pine is so much more than that. For many years it has been used for paper and pulp, or lumber in the construction industry. Whether on its own or in groups, it's used to create visual screens, windbreaks, or buffer strips. Its hardy zones are 2 to 6.

About The Youngstown Juniper: This remarkable tree offers incredible coloring with feather-like foliage in bright silvery-green during the warmer months and purple or bronze tinges during the colder months. This tree has been chosen for rock gardens, running along foundations or along retaining wall edges, and is an excellent choice for erosion control. Its hardy zones are 3 to 9.

Regarding Animal Damage

There are some animals that have caused damage to trees while a smaller number have caused significant damage. The majority of animals that have damaged trees in the Rocky Mountain area include elk, deer, rabbits, porcupines, beavers, gophers, squirrels, birds, and mice. All trees can be in harm's way from animals. The kind of damage depends on the species of animals and the trees. Because all animals are different, the kind of tree they like will vary.

Signs And Symptoms From Damage

In some cases, many trees can be damaged while in other areas only a single tree has been harmed. Signs of damage include the removal of bark, wood, foliage, or twigs. Some damages include scarring, stunting, tree girdling, impairment, witches' brooms, and callus ridge formation.

Dogwood Tree Blossom

Dogwood Tree in Spring

Not all damage to trees is caused by an animal. Witches' brooms are caused by fungal, viral, or bacterial activities. In other cases, it's caused by insects. Callus ridges are caused by the tree's natural healing as new bark takes form around the damaged area of the tree. Elks and bears feeding off the bark of trees will scar and damage the bark.

Tree girdling is caused by porcupines, beavers, rabbits, and gophers chewing and debarking while bears will scrape the bark with their claws or rip large strips off. Porcupines will chew through the bark of branches and boles of conifers, especially during the winter months. In the bird family, sapsuckers will make a row of holes in the bark of conifers and then feed on the sap coming from the holes. Insects are also attracted to the sap.

Antler scrapping marks are seen in the sapwood of damaged trees. Elks and deer will rub their antlers creating shredded bark. Keep in mind, that mechanical damage looks a great deal like animal markings creating damage as well.

In A Nutshell

All trees, in their own way, are magnificent. They provide us with shade when it's hot and fresh oxygen even if we are not aware we need it. They are grand and beautiful, and in some cases change their colors for our amusement depending on the season. Those who live in regions where fall is breathtaking, you are surrounded by an orchestration of incredible colors to behold.

As a fruit grower, protecting your trees from all sorts of animals is critical for the life and well-being of your trees. On the other hand, nature is nature! Both large a small animals are always on the prowl for a tasty snack, a place to rub their heads, clean or sharpen their claws, while others feed themselves from time to time, especially during the winter months. As humans, we must do whatever we can to protect wildlife while protecting our trees as well.

For the safety of both trees and wildlife, reach out to experts for good advice on how to deal with both pests and trees. An arborist is a good choice for healing trees that have been in harm's way by birds and other creatures. If you must purchase repellents with chemicals, make sure to read the labels or ask someone for assistance before using them. Some chemicals are just as deadly to you, your children, and their pets. Even though repellents are created for getting animals out of your orchard, always show caution. Use natural repellents when possible to drive off your winged friends and other pests while making sure they will remain healthy to carry out another battle on another day!