Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you apply the nets?It's common to see Plantra tree tubes used to establish trees in rural and wild settings but are they also a good way to start urban trees for city yards, boulevards, and parks?What’s the difference between Flex nets, Easy Fit nets and Hex nets?What is the difference between AviGard knitted nets and extruded netting? Should the nets be fastened under the vines so birds don’t get in from underneath the net? Can the nets be cut into smaller sizes? You have so many options with netting, which style is best for my crop?How should I store my nets? If nets are to be used on permanent support structures should the nets remain in place all year long?How long do the nets last?Do the nets keep the squirrels out? Does it matter which stake material I use; synthetic, white oak or bamboo?How long do the stakes last?What is the best way to install Plantra stakes?What length stake should I use for my tree shelter?My seedlings have some side branches on them. Should I bend them upward to squeeze them into the tree tube during installation?Do the stakes get installed on the inside or outside of the tube? Can I use my own stakes to support the tubes?Can I use a tall tree tube with a small seedling?Am I able to use my tree tubes with direct seeded acorns and nuts?What height of tree tube do I need for protection from animals?How do Jump Start Tree Tubes work like a mini-greenhouse in the field?What are the main differences between Plantra tree and plant tubes offered?Are the tree tubes made out of recycled material?Do I have to use stakes with my tubes?How long do the Jump Start Tree Tubes last in the field?Can I cut any tree tube to place them on a tree or to re-use them?Are the tree tubes bio-degradable? Can the tubes be used on shrubs or evergreen trees?What height grow tube should I use?Can I reuse the grow tubes?When should I install and remove my grow tubes?How should I store my vine grow tubes?How do I install my vine grow tubes?Can I keep my grow tubes on vines and orchard trees all year long?Are the tubes made out of recycled material?Are the tubes bio-degradable? What is the difference between a tree bark protector and a tree tube?How do I keep the tree bark protectors on my trees?What size tree is best suited to a tree bark protector? Can I use 2 protectors together (and do they need cable ties to keep 2 on at once)? Why is the tree bark protector white and not peach colored like Jump Start tree tubes?Are the tree bark protectors bio-degradable? How are Plantra tree bark protectors better to use than the coil wrap strips or drain tile tubes?I want water to get to my plants; are the mats water permeable?Is there a slit in the middle of the mat or does the slit extend across to the outer edge of the mat? How long do the mats last in the field?What kind of materials is used in construction of your weed mats and why are they preferred to landscaping mats found in my local home improvement store? Can I cover the weed mat with mulch?Why should I use a mat?What is better; using a 4x4 mat or a 3x3 mat?How many staples do I need to anchor the mat?Why is the weed mat black?Can the tubes be used on multi-stemmed or compound leaf structure seedlings (such as chestnut, etc)?Do the tubes come with the stakes?How do I know when to choose a Jump Start Full Sun tube or a Jump Start Partial Sun tube?How do I install my Jump Start Tree Tubes?After I install my tree tubes what follow-up should I plan for?
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