Tubex 12D Degradable Tree Shelters

Tubex 12D degradable tree shelters

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Benefits

The Tubex 12D degradable tree shelters provide:

  • A shelter with all the benefits of a traditional Tubex shelter with the added advantage of completely degrading on site.
  • 3 and 5 year service life options.
  • More sustainable material, with 30% coming from renewable resources.
  • Whilst the Tubex 12D degradable tubes can be more expensive (by approximately 30%) than traditional Tubex tubes, the reduced costs associated with the removal of the tubes following establishment make them cheaper in the long term.

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Non-trade pricing

The below lines are manufactured to order. Each line has a minimum order quantity of 5000 and need to be purchased in multiples of the stated bag quantity.

Price £ each (ex VAT)

Product Height Diameter Service
Life
Bag Qty 5000+ 10000+
Tubex Tree Shelter 60cm 73-105mm 3 Years 100 0.99 0.92
Tubex Tree Shelter 75cm 73-105mm 3 Years 100 1.20 0.97
Tubex Tree Shelter 1.20m 73-105mm 5 Years 100 1.65 1.53
Tubex Tree Shelter 1.20m 80-120mm 5 Years 60 1.81 1.68
Tubex Tree Shelter 1.50m 80-120mm 5 Years 60 2.13 1.97
Tubex Tree Shelter - Ventex 1.20m 80-120mm 5 Years 60 2.29 2.12
Tubex Tree Shelter - Ventex 1.50m 80-120mm 5 Years 60 2.65 2.46
Tubex Shrub Shelter 60cm 130-160mm 3 Years 28 1.63 1.51
Tubex Combitube 1.20m 73-105mm 5 Years 100 1.80 1.66
Tubex EcoStart 0.60m 57-73mm 3 Years 150 0.79 0.73

Trade / wholesale enquiries

Discounted trade / wholesale prices are available upon request.
Please contact the office for a quotation or a trade price list.

Minimum order values
Please note that there is a minimum order value of £50.00 + VAT, excluding delivery, for existing customers and £75.00 + VAT, excluding delivery, for new customers. Orders under those values can be placed via Trees & Hedging, our online webshop.

Delivery

Delivery to UK mainland is included for stock orders over £750 + VAT (subject to postcode surcharges). For full details on delivery, please view our delivery page.

Description

Tubex 12D degradable tree shelters offer all the benefits of a traditional Tubex shelter, such as high level protection and support, and ease of installation, but also offer the added advantage of completely degrading on site, removing all associated costs of removing shelters after successful tree establishment.

The Tubex 12D degradable tree tubes are based on a new material technology that combines biopolymer (starch based) and an oxo-biodegradable polypropylene. Traditional Tubex tree tubes are manufactured from polypropylene and photodegrade from UV radiation. The Tubex 12D technology contains a biopolymer and a catalyst which accelerates degradation and reduces the reliance on UV.

12D simplicity

1 - Install the sapling

2 - Establish the tree

D - Tree shelter degrades

How they work

The Tubex 12D degradable tree tubes are based on a new material technology that combines biopolymer (starch based) and an oxo-biodegradable polypropylene. Traditional Tubex tree tubes are manufactured from polypropylene and photodegrade from UV radiation. The Tubex 12D technology contains a biopolymer and a catalyst which accelerates degradation and reduces the reliance on UV.

Service life & degradation period

We offer two service life options:

3Y - designed to degrade after 3 years of service life.
5Y - designed to degrade after 5 years of service life.

Service life is the period of time whereby the product acts as a tree shelter, thereby protecting, creating a microclimate and offering light transmission. The time frame in which the product will degrade will always depend on the environment it is housed.

Appearance during degradation

After the service life, the tree shelter will begin degrading from top to bottom. The material comes brittle and eventually crumbles, with bits falling to the ground.

Tubex 12D degradable tree shelters