Tubex Ecowraps

Online ordering & payment options

Online ordering & payment options

If you do not qualify for trade rates, immediate payment by credit or debit card via Sage Pay is required, or you may request contact from the office to make payment over the phone.

For customers who have been accepted for trade rates, we offer several ordering and payment options, including:

  • Immediate payment by credit or debit card via Sage Pay, our payment service provider.
  • Order on account (available to credit account customers only).
  • Request contact from the office & make payment over the phone.
  • Place order to reserve stock & request a call back to discuss timings, with payment only required upon despatch.
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60cm-35-45mm-250 300 £0.46 £0.38 22%
60cm-35-45mm-250 500 £0.41 £0.34 31%
60cm-35-45mm-250 1000 £0.36 £0.30 39%
60cm-35-45mm-250 2500 £0.34 £0.28 43%
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60cm-35-45mm-250 10000 £0.31 £0.26 47%
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Note: Cane and plant sold separately

Tubex distributor

Tubex Distributor

We are an official Tubex distributor.

Minimum Order Value

Please note that there is a minimum order value of £50.00 + VAT, excluding delivery.


Delivery to UK mainland is included for stock orders over £1500.00 + VAT (subject to postcode zones & surcharges). For full details on delivery please view our delivery page.

The EcoWrap is a simple, robust, cost effective form of protection delivering a microclimate and animal protection for young broadleaf and hedging plants that is easily recycled at end of life.

Made in Britain by Tubex, the market leader in tree protection, the EcoWrap is made of extruded polypropylene.

These twin walled tree guards have a vertical split that produces a natural overlap, retaining their shape and expanding as the plant grows, avoiding strangulation.

EcoWraps are best suited to slender plants or whips, e.g. young broadleaf trees and hedging plants.

The translucent material maximises light transmission for photosynthesis and their design means they retain heat and moisture around the plant – creating a microclimate. This, combined with protection from rabbits and chemical spraying, means better survival rates.

Delivered in nests of five wraps (35mm, 37mm, 40mm, 42mm and 45mm diameter), they can expand by +25mm as the plant grows. Lightweight to move around a planting scheme, they are quick and easy to install.

Photodegradable, the EcoWrap offers a minimum of 3 seasons protection. At the end of their useful life their design means they can easily be removed for recycling, without breaking into lots of small pieces. Eligible for the Tubex Collection and Recycling Scheme the EcoWrap can go on to a second life as more tree protection, creating a virtuous circle.

We recommend wearing gloves when installing EcoWraps (or any tree protection). See the installation tab for more information.


  • Helps protect from voles and rabbits.
  • Protects from herbicide spray.
  • More robust than spirals.
  • Easy installation and removal, no fixings or fastenings (support with a bamboo cane).
  • Can be recycled.

Installation (view the installation tab above for a more comprehensive installation guide)

  • Plant your whip.
  • Position the cane on the windward side between 2cm to 5cm from the base of the plant if there are strong prevailing winds.
  • Separate an EcoWrap from the nest of 5.
  • Push the EcoWrap gently into the ground 1cm to 2cm.
Dimensions Tubex Ecowrap Range
Height* 60cm
Diameter 35-45mm
Number of cable ties Not required
Average weight/tube 33g

*Manufacturing tolerance of wrap height +/- 10mm

Packaging Tubex Ecowrap Range
Quantity/nest 5
Quantity/box 250
Packaging format Box
Tube Soft polypropylene
Cable tie N/A
Tube colour Clear
Service life (tube)^ 3+ years
Biodegradable No
Degradability Photodegradable
End of life Remove for recycling
Recyclable Yes
Recycling options Recycle through the Tubex Collection & Recycling Scheme. See our website for more details.
Or use a local Recycling Centre and the bin for 'Plastic' (Code 5 PP).
Or use a similar agricultural recycling service.
Recommended support 90cm cane (or 1.20m if light, sandy soil)

^ Product longevity is dependent on site and weather conditions, but it typically 3 years.

Plant Welfare

Animal protection

Animal protection
Protects young plants from bark-stripping and browsing animals.

Herbicide protection

Herbicide protection
The wrap protects from herbicide spray.

Light transmission

Light transmission
Creates a mini greenhouse effect, encouraging growth.

Expanding wrap

Expanding wrap
The wrap 'expands' with the tree, allowing it to easily release itself.


UV stabilised

UV stabilised
Provides minimum 3 years protection.

Twin walled

Twin walled
Delivers best strength to weight ratio.


Through local supplier or via the Tubex Collection & Recycling Scheme.



For ease of movement around site.

Easy removal

Easy removal
Opens easily to remove from plant for recycling.


Identify which damaging agent (animal) you wish to protect your plants from.

This will influence the height of your protection and the cane to support it.

60cm EcoWraps can help protect against voles and rabbits.

Tubex EcoWrap - Available sizes

Key - Tubex EcowrapTubex EcoWrap - Available sizes

Protecting against Vole Rabbit Hare Muntjac, Roe Deer Fallow Deer Red Deer
Minimum height of tube for protection 20cm 60cm 75cm 1.20m 1.50m 1.80m
Height of supporting cane* Not required 75cm 90cm 1.20m or 1.35m 1.50m 1.80m
*It is advisable to use a longer cane for sandier, lighter soils.

Diameter types

EcoWraps are nested in 5's (one inside the other), to save space and time when moving plant protection around a site.

Within one nest of five wraps you will find a 35mm, 37mm, 40mm, 42mm and 45mm diameter wrap.

These narrow diameters make them most suitable for young, slender plants.

Diameter types


Planting bare root or cell grown plants is a straightforward task, however, do not attempt to plant if the ground is frozen or waterlogged. Find a suitable position for your plants, bearing in mind future growth and potential height and spread at maturity.

Bare rooted or cell grown plants can be ‘notch’ planted in 3 steps:


1. Begin by inserting the blade of a spade into the ground. Push the spade handle away from you and then bring it back towards you. Once you remove the spade, you will see that you have created a cavity or ‘notch’ in the ground.

2. For bare root - place the plant roots within the cavity and shake to ensure that all of the roots are in the cavity and pointing downwards.
For cell grown – place the cell gently into the ground. Ensure the top of the plug (the soil surrounding the roots) is positioned at 2 to 4cm below the surface to avoid drying out.

3. Fill the cavity with soil. Use your heel to firm the soil around the plant to remove any air pockets. Once planted, give them a good water if practical to do so.

You are now ready to install your support and protection.



1. After planting, position the cane on the windward side between 2cm to 5cm from the base of the plant if there are strong prevailing winds. This means the cane will hold the EcoWrap up rather than stressing the plant.

2. Push or hammer the cane into the ground with a stake driver or mallet (ideally knocking 1/3 of its height into the ground). Ensure it is vertical (particularly important on sloping ground). The top of the cane should be above the top rim of the EcoWrap.


1. Remove an EcoWrap from the nest of 5 (wearing protective gloves). Position the EcoWrap over the tree and the cane, making sure not to damage any lateral branches.

2. Push the EcoWrap gently into the ground 1cm to 2cm. This forms a safe herbicide barrier and deters vermin from burrowing under the shelter.

3. Remember to plan for removal of the cane and EcoWrap for recycling once the plant is established.


Plan for removal and recycling of your protection once plants are established. More information on recycling is available here.

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Download Technical Data Sheet

Our carefully prepared, information-rich technical data sheets can be downloaded in PDF format for convenience.

Download link:
Tubex EcoWrap - Technical Data Sheet (944 KB)

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