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#3608644 - 03/06/14 08:03 AM Tree tubes
AlabamaSwamper
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Where is the best and cheapest place to buy these? Seems no local places have them. I though the co-op surely would but last year they looked at me like I was stupid when I asked.
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#3608651 - 03/06/14 08:15 AM Re: Tree tubes [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
BlountArrow
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I found a place online once that was fairly economical and I can't find it any longer so I'd like to hear what others say too.
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#3608653 - 03/06/14 08:16 AM Re: Tree tubes [Re: BlountArrow]
diamond hunter
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tree pro is the best Ive used
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#3608691 - 03/06/14 08:52 AM Re: Tree tubes [Re: diamond hunter]
AlabamaSwamper
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I looked at tree pro. I'm thinking of going that direction from the reviews but thought I'd ask before jumping in.

Which tree pro tubes should I get if I go? I'm using them on fruit and oaks, mainly oaks.

There are three types:

Bark Pro
tree pro protector
Miracle tube
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#3609130 - 03/06/14 05:09 PM Re: Tree tubes [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
diamond hunter
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Miracle tubes are the best Ive ever used,easiest,longest lasting.Use conduit cut in half for stakes.I personally like the nets to keep the birds out cause I guarantee for every 100 trees you put in a tube,a bird will get in one and die and that kills the trees most times.
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#3609346 - 03/06/14 09:26 PM Re: Tree tubes [Re: diamond hunter]
Hunter 257W
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Regarding what DiamondHunter said about the conduit for stakes. I agree - not specifically about using conduit - just don't use wood stakes. You'll save very little up front then save nothing when you have to replace all the rotten wood stakes after about a year.

I used Plantra 60" tubes and am happy with them. At 3 years old they are holding up very well and made a BIG difference in how fast the trees grew compared to trees I planted before with no tubes. These are the only tubes I've used though so have no idea how they compare to others.

Here's where I got my tubes and stakes. I originally got wood back when they sold them then got a bunch of the fiberglass ones shown on the website now. They are made like a channel iron as far as their cross-section and should last for many trees.

http://www.wildlifegroup.com/seeds-and-growing-supplies/

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#3613462 - 03/11/14 07:28 PM Re: Tree tubes [Re: Hunter 257W]
warpheagle
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I ordered the Plantra 5' ones to plant my chestnut seedlings in over the winter. So far so good.
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