The Tubex tree protection shelter range are designed to offer solutions for all tree species – whether just browsing protection, microclimatic or ventilation is required to optimise tree establishment
 The Tubex tree protection shelter range are designed to offer solutions for all tree species – whether just browsing protection, microclimatic or ventilation is required to optimise tree establishment

Within this section of the site we aim to answer some of the technical issues relating the science behind treeshelters.  Many scientific and field studies have clearly established the various factors relating to treeshelters that affect growth and survival of trees which have established clear, verifiable conclusions that are replacing anecdotes and myths.

We have tried to keep this section simple.  If you would like more clarity or information please contact our R&D Manager, Dr Bhukan Parbhoo.  We will be expanding the list of topics covered so as to answer the FAQs noted on the “why use a treeshelter?” page.

The Treeshelter Microclimate (Part one) - The basics

We review the processes governing plant growth – Photosynthesis, Respiration, Transpiration and Photomorphogenesis. More

The Treeshelter Microclimate – (Part two) – The Balancing Act and the Treeshelter Microclimate
We review the characteristics of a treeshelter microclimate and the effects that these have upon the processes governing plant growth. More

Tree - Height Growth
Significant height growth is experienced by a wide range of tree species when grown within a treeshelter. Here we indicate the level of growth improvement experienced for a range of species and discuss factors that might affect variations. More

Tree – Stem Diameter and Root:Shoot Relationship, and the development of the Ventilated Shelter (Ventex/Equilibre)

To what extent is improved height an indication of plant growth? How balanced is the growth improvement? More