I received a text yesterday with a photo and the simple message: “No tube no growth.” The photo shows a sawtooth oak that was planted about 3 months ago without a tree tube. The black pot is shown to provide scale.
A couple minutes later I got another text, showing a sawtooth oak planted at the same time with a tree tube. The black line on the tube marks the height of the seedling when it was planted.
It will be fun to see how it grows when the growing season really gets started!