Tubes For Trees - 24"


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

The tubes for trees can be used in a number of applications including vineyards, berry plants, evergreen trees, tomato plants and more. 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

Tubes For Trees Increase the Benefits Of Reforestation Projects

Many forests have been depleted of trees as wood is used for building materials. Reforestation is the restoration of wooded areas that have been damaged. In many cases, the damage or destruction was caused by deforestation. Young saplings are critical for the re-population of wooded areas but are vulnerable to the invasion of pests and weeds as well as extreme weather conditions.

Tubes for trees, known as tree shelters or grow tubes are created to protect young saplings during the critical stages of growth. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of tubes for trees, the different kinds of tubes, and the best techniques to help young trees thrive.

About Tubes For Trees

The tubes are protective cylinders made from different materials to enclose young saplings. Tubes for Trees have several purposes but mostly for improving the survival rates and increasing healthier, faster growth of young trees.

Trees with Tree Tubes

Trees Tubes on Trees

The Benefits Of Tubes For Trees

Protection from Wildlife: Deer, rabbits, rodents, and other wildlife can damage or kill young saplings. These tubes will protect young saplings from being eaten and destroyed by these animals.

Microclimate: This is a climate control that is inside the tube to protect saplings from extreme temperatures, block out damaging winds, and retain moisture. In turn, it improves the survival rate and increases faster growth.

A Supporting Structure: The tube serves as a stake, helping the saplings to grow straight and tall. This is highly beneficial during windy conditions, especially on slopes.

No Need For Weeding: The tubes redirect weeds so there will be very little weeding involved. The tubes limit light for weeds at the sapling's base.

Protection From Chemicals: When herbicides are used and the wind starts kicking up, the tubes will protect the saplings from the sprays that can be carried in the wind.

The Different Kinds Of Tubes For Trees

Biodegradable Tubes: These tubes are designed to break down over time. There is no need to remove them but will reduce environmental impacts.

Non-Biodegradable Tubes: Usually, these tubes are made from strong translucent plastics offering long-lasting protection. These tubes are popular in environments with harsh conditions.

Mesh Tubes: The tubes are made from a flexible net-like material. The material offers good air circulation and is a good choice for less harsh environments.

How To Choose The Right Tube For Trees

Getting the right tubes for Trees will involve a few factors:

• Issues In Your Area: If you experience high winds, extreme temperatures, or have a large population of wildlife, you can find the right tubes for your area.

• Species Of Trees: Some trees might need larger more durable tubes than other species. If you don't know, check with someone knowledgeable in tree species.

• Biodegradability: Before choosing tubes, you need to ask yourself if you can return to the area to remove non-biodegradable tubes when the trees are established. If not, you need to use biodegradable tubes.

Man Planting Tree

Man in Park Planting a Tree

Installing The Tree Tubes

Correct installation is very important to get the full benefits of the tree tubes.

Prepare The Site: Clean all debris and weeds around each area for planting and make sure the tubes are firmly in place.

Plant The Tree: Follow the directions for planting saplings. Make sure the roots are spread and the soil is firmly packed.

Install The Tube:  Place the tube over the sapling and make sure it covers the entire stem and some of the lower leaves.

Secure The Tube: Use stakes to secure or anchor the tube if it cannot support itself.

Group Planting a Tree

Group Tree Planting


Inspect Regularly: Look for damage, any constrained or stunted growth. If the moisture level is off and there's too much moisture or not enough make corrections.

Make Adjustments: As the sapling grows, you have to adjust the tube by raising it or replacing it.


Watering: Maintain water requirements, especially in dry climates.

Weeds: Keep an eye out for weeds growing around the tubes and remove them quickly.

Also, keep an eye out for pests or diseases and treat them immediately.

Make sure to leave the tube in place until the trunk has almost filled the tube or the tube starts cracking. Wrap-around tubes can be removed and used again. If the tubes must be cut, just throw them out.

Biodegradable tubes will disintegrate on their own but non-biodegradable tubes will have to be removed.

Monitoring and caring for the sapling is critical for healthy growth. Until the tree is sturdy and on its own, take care of your young trees.

In Conclusion

Tubes For Trees have become a valuable resource in forestry and conservation efforts. The survival rates of young trees might rely on these tubes in order to grow and remain in great health. Your obligation rests in proper installation of the tubes, and staying on top of maintenance and care. Whether you are an arborist, forest conservator, or homeowner, bringing these tubes into your project will give you incredible benefits by re-populating our forests with strong, healthy trees for years to come.