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Old 05-22-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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In GB along the roadside, there are green tubes. These tubes are placed around new plantingís to protect them from critters as the grow. By the time they outgrow the tubes, the tubes have dissolved.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Very innovative...haven't seen this...
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Those have been used here for decades if not longer. I'm surprised you haven't seen them before.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:15 AM
 
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That's very interesting. Hmmm. I wonder if I could do something similar with those floaty tubes? Slit a tube, and then stick around the trunk of a new planting. But of course, the tube won't dissolve I don't think.


Might keep the deer away from it though.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:18 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Here y'all go:

https://www.amleo.com/leonard-rigid-...meter/p/VP-BG/
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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It does help protect seedlings and give them a little extra warmth. I've always used empty milk cartons with the bottoms cut off, or plastic cups with the bottoms cut off. When the plants get a little bigger, I remove them.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Around here the problem is idiots with weed whackers that will ring a tree in ignorance. We take a tin can and slit the side and put that around the trunk of the tree. We get enough rain that it will rust away before the tree gets larger than the diameter of the tin can. This works best with the really big cans.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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Around here the problem is idiots with weed whackers that will ring a tree in ignorance. We take a tin can and slit the side and put that around the trunk of the tree. We get enough rain that it will rust away before the tree gets larger than the diameter of the tin can. This works best with the really big cans.

a can is a good idea. I had to put down layers of newspaper and plastic and a ring of bricks two high to save my trees. They were bleeding sap when I got here.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:26 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Those have been used here for decades if not longer. I'm surprised you haven't seen them before.
Have you seen them in the US? I havenít.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Have you seen them in the US? I havenít.
Yep. In tree nurseries, in replanted areas, on the trees we planted here a few years ago https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome...sunrise-garden.
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