Landscaping environments (roadside, industrial/commercial, land reclamation) can be very harsh environments. The planting of trees in these environments can be an important requirement for stabilising the land and improving the aesthetic (visual and sound) quality of the space, and speedy establishment of tree or shrub ‘cover’ is often a key factor in securing planning approval for the project.
We distinguish this sector from Forestry, although many of the products are similar, because the requirements of the products may be different and the commercial considerations are often different. Shelters used for landscaping projects are often shorter in length and required for a shorter period, and a requirement for the shelters to be removed and disposed of may be ‘built into’the specification for the work.
Reasons for using a Tubex Shelter
From a project manager or landscape architects point of view, Tubex tree and shrub shelters improve establishment rates and enhance growth – quickly ensuring the required visual, acoustic and soil stabilising benefits that trees and shrubs offer.
From the contract landscapers point of view, Tubex tree and shrub shelters improve the quality of the trees and reduce the costs of growing and maintaining them.
This summary identifies the key considerations. More detailed information and analysis
Summary of benefits:
- Fragile plants protected in harsh environment (poor soils, erosion)
- Improved growth and survival rates (reduced replacement and/or thinning costs)
- Allows planting of smaller stock
- Protection from wind rock
- Improvement of moisture available to plant
- Protection from animals
- Protection from herbicide or weeds
- Protection from grass cutting operations
- Lower plant maintenance
- Lower removal costs than alternatives (nets)
- Is the growth of the tree balanced? Root:shoot ratios? Height:diameter ratios?
- Is the improved growth maintained?
- How are costs reduced using Treeshelters?
- What is better, a solid tube, or a wrap?
- Does it become too hot inside the tube?
- What is the difference between a solid tube and a net?
- What’s the difference between a solid tube and a ventilated tube?
- Does the colour of the tube make any difference?
- Do treeshelters benefit all tree species?
- What is the impact upon the environment?
Tubex distinguishing features:
- Optimum growing environment
- Wide product range
- Environmentally friendly, photodegradable materials
- Easy removal from plant at designated time, compared to nets
- Laserline – allowing the shelter to break open
- Flared rim – minimising plant abrasion
- Pre-fitted range of high quality ties
- Nested for low cost storage and transportation – quick release
- Strong, but light
- Scientific development of colour
- Tubex product warranties
- ISO 9001:2008 quality control