Tree tubes with PVC stakes withstand 80mph winds

A customer in Florida texted to let me know that while yesterday’s 80mph winds took out mature trees and power lines, they didn’t bother his tree tubes with pvc stakes!  Take a look:

High winds topple old trees but not tree tubes

Yesterday’s 80mph winds in Florida toppled power lines and mature trees like the pecan in the distance (click to enlarge)…

tree tubes withstand high winds

Here’s the field with tree tubes (installed spring 2013 & 2014) supported with pvc stakes standing straight and tall. (Click to enlarge)

My customer sent a follow up text:   “Guess the flex of the pvc stakes helps.”  I guess so!

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