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4' Grow Tubes

4' Grow Tubes - 4' Grow Tubes
4' Grow Tubes - 4' Grow Tubes
4' Grow Tubes - 4' Grow Tubes
4' Grow Tubes - 4' Grow Tubes
4' Grow Tubes - 4' Grow Tubes
Item #: 4' Grow Tubes
Availability: In Stock
Price: $5.95





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    Grow Tubes are plastic translucent to specific sunlight tubes that act as mini-greenhouses that protect and nurture growth of small seedlings until the tree is big enough to survive on its own. 

    Grow Tubes are valuable planting aides, especially in locations where there is less opportunity for care, such as forest or wildlife plantings, or where there is predation by deer, mice and other critters. Remove the tree stake as it is not necessary when using grow tubes.

    Grow tubes help with weed control (by protecting the tree from spray and drift from herbicide) and offer cold protection in late season frosts. 

    They can dramatically increase growth rates, and one-year seedling often grow out of the top of a 4’ tube in 1 season! The Grow tube stays on until the tree outgrows the tube, usually after 4-5 years.

    DO NOT USE BLACK PLASTIC DRAIN PIPE OR DRAIN PIPE AS PROTECTION – THEY WILL NOT WORK AND WILL DAMAGE THE YOUNG TREE!

    We recommend Grow Tubes in all wildlife plantings.

    Grow Tube Install tip

    Please remove the tree stake as it is not necessary when using grow tubes.

    If your seedlings or larger sized trees have side (lateral) branches please remove them carefully using a sharp pruning shearers before installing the grow tube. Do NOT bend side branches upward to squeeze or otherwise force them into the grow tube. Doing so will encourage narrow branch crotch angles that can cause weak branching and other problems as the tree matures. Do not remove the central leader of the tree.

    Grow Tubes should be left on the seedling trees as long as they could be harmed by rodents, rabbits or deer, or when the tree diameter fills the tube.

     Price is per  tube.

    Make sure to order Bamboo Stakes to attach the grow tube to.