I have received hundreds of them over the years but emails like this never, ever get old! From a customer in northern Illinois:
“Just a quick update. I planted Catalpa tree seeds in my house in early March. I transplanted them in the tree tubes in May. I checked the tree tubes today and found them emerging from the tops of the 5 foot tubes! In just 4 months in the middle of a drought! I am sold on your tree tubes!!!”
For those of you keeping score at home, that’s going from seed to 62″ tall in 4 months. I guarantee that with the extreme drought conditions throughout the Midwest that catalpa has grown faster than the corn.
It also shows – and this is a question I hear a lot – that big-leafed trees like catalpa and paulownia, as well as trees with big compound leaves like black walnut or massive doubly compound leaves like Kentucky coffee tree – grow great in tree tubes.
Trees are capable of astounding growth. Tree Tubes don’t make them grow faster, they just remove the obstacles – heat/moisture stress, deer browse, etc. – that prevent them from reaching their growth potential.
Keep the emails and photos coming!