Our most popular product is the 4 foot Tubex Combitube PLUS (large diameter) Tree Tube. In most cases 4 foot tree tubes provide enough protection from deer to safely shepherd seedlings past the browse line.
However, in many cases – notably in the upper Midwest, much of the Northeast, and anywhere there is a very high density of deer – deer will continually browse trees as they emerge from 4 foot tree tubes and 5 foot tree tubes are necessary to provide safe passage past the browse line.
In the past few years we have seen an increasing number of cases where even 5 foot tree tubes are not quite tall enough to do the job. Where there are enough deer, and those deer are big enough and hungry enough, and what’s growing out of the tubes is tasty enough – they will get up on their hinds and browse trees emerging from 5 foot tubes.
If you are “lucky” enough to fall into that last category (lucky in the sense that it’s a sign your deer habitat efforts are paying dividends!) I’m happy to announce that we are now stocking 6 foot Tubex Combitube PLUS Tree Tubes.
We don’t have pricing on the web site just yet – and given the volume of business we are doing these days that might take a while.
If you are interested in 6ft tree tubes, please give me a call or send an email and I’ll be happy to provide a price quote. Remember to let me know your zip code so I can check on shipping costs and quote delivered pricing to your door.
~ Christian Siems, Wilson Forestry Supply staff forester