Plantra Grow Tubes For Trees

http://www.plantra.com/Portals/0/Images/SunFlex%20Field%20Web.jpgPlantra's founders launched tree tube (tree shelter) use in the United States more than three decades ago because they knew seedling field survival is a goal not a guarantee. That’s where Plantra "grow" tubes got their start – by ensuring your seedlings survive against the many threats that can kill unprotected plants in their first seasons. But Plantra Grow Tubes don’t just protect, they act like a mini-greenhouse to build and grow the whole plant from the roots to stem and shoots. That’s what makes Plantra Grow Tubes different from traditional "tree protectors, treeshelters and tree tubes" and that’s why they’re the grower’s choice to get young broad leaf seedlings to survive, thrive, and succeed the first time, every time! 

Plantra grow tubes come in a range of sizes and sun-managing greenhouse designs because we know that one tree grow tube doesn't fit every application. From wildlife habitat plantings to future timber stands we've got a solution to get the job done in your field, woodlot, or backyard. Click the video link below to learn more or jump straight to the Plantra grow tube below that best suits your planting needs.

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What are Plantra Grow Tubes?
What are Plantra Grow Tubes?

What are Plantra Grow Tubes?

Plantra seedling grow tubes (sometimes called tree tubes or treeshelters) are “mini-greenhouses” translucent to specific sunlight that protect and nurture growth of small seedlings until the tree or shrub is big enough to survive on its own.

The key is to plant small seedlings or direct seeding acorns and nuts to get the fastest establishment, especially for “root-dominant” species such as oak, chestnut, and walnut. The smaller the seedling at planting the faster they’ll get established and the bigger the impact Plantra grow tubes will have.

Why choose Plantra Grow Tubes?
Why choose Plantra Grow Tubes?

Why choose Plantra Tree Tubes?

  1. They're proven to grow seedlings, quickly and safely - With the use of proprietary light modifying ingredients and construction Plantra Grow Tubes select and evenly distribute optimal sunlight to young seedlings the same way a greenhouse would all to promote safe, rapid, and balanced growth.

    Twin-walled for light diffusion and translucent to the growth-optimizing sunlight seedlings need, Plantra Grow Tubes are packed with advanced greenhouse technology to stimulate phytochrome to grow the whole plant from roots to stem and shoots. By filtering sunlight to provide the optimal ratio of red, far red, and blue light, Plantra Grow Tubes promote balance primary growth (shoot elongation) and secondary growth (stem diameter and root development). Balancing growth to the whole plant means bigger, healthier seedlings that achieve your planting goals faster and for less time and money.
  2. They work in all climates - Plantra's proven "seedling-launching” designs are packed with advanced greenhouse technology that assures superior plant growth from hot, arid regions to those with cold winters. In addition, taller Plantra Tree Tubes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are vented above the weed spray line to create a natural environment inside the tube to achieve optimal Co2 levels and prepare the plant for proper winter dormancy.
  3. They're backed with know-how and the best customer service - We've earned the trust of our growers where it counts most –in the field under demanding growing conditions. Plantra Grow Tubes assure your young trees and shrubs survive, thrive, and succeed, the first time, every time and we're here with the information and helpful staff to get you where you're going.
How do Plantra Grow Tubes work for you and your seedlings?
How do Plantra Grow Tubes work for you and your seedlings?

How do Plantra Grow Tubes work for you and your seedlings?

Plantra Grow Tubes are the keystone to a successful broad-leaf planting. They help finish the job of establishing your trees and shrubs by assuring that your new plantings make it through the establishment phase to maturity. Plantra’s mantra, “Plant Like You mean It” is built into every one of our grow tubes to assure your seedlings: 
  • Survive! Plantra grow tube protect small, vulnerable seedlings from the start and extend critical time needed for newly-planted stock to send down roots in search of moisture and nutrients they'll need to compete in the field. Plantra Grow Tubes are the most effective protection against the "Big Three"
    • Wildlife - Shields against deer, rabbits, and rodents eating and killing your seedlings.
    • Wind - Shelters small seedlings against the drying and killing effects of wind.
    • Weeds - Protects seedlings from mowers, trimmers, and herbicides for fast, effective weed control.

  • Thrive! Plantra Grow Tubes provide greenhouse benefits that encourage healthy, balanced growth far beyond that for unprotected seedlings.
  • Succeed!

“What height of grow tube do I need to protect from animals?”
“What height of grow tube do I need to protect from animals?”