This past winter I ordered 40, 4 ft Tree Pro Max Grow Tubes. Two weeks ago I planted some medlar, persimmon, and asian pear. I installed the tubes, and must say that I’m very happy with them. I’ve been using 4 ft welded wire cages for the past few years and don’t like them very much. I want my trees to get out of deer browse range as quickly as possible and this is one of the functions of the tree tube - to grow vertically towards the light. Here’s how I’m planting all new trees for now - remove grass, plant tree, pound in post or pvc, add some wood chips, then lay 3 or 4 ft square of Dewitt weed mat and pin corners, install tree tube, then add a few more inches of wood chips on top of mat. I know England’s sells and uses these so that’s saying something for me. Obviously this isn’t the best method for everyone but I’m happy with it for now. Here are 7 new pawpaws that just got tubes as well.
Looking down on tubed pawpaw.
Does anyone have any negative comments or experiences regarding tree tubes? Anything I should watch out for?