Tubex shrub shelterguard mesh tubes provide a sheltered environment to encourage the early growth of shrubs, whilst protecting against browsing animals, particularly rabbits. The shrub shelterguard mesh tubes are manufactured from recycled plastic mesh with a 12mm mesh aperture, and a clear polythene film lining creates a micro-climatic environment for plants.
The clear polythene film provides added protection from wind and herbicide spray, and allows light to penetrate, acting like a greenhouse to encourage early shrub growth.
Tubex shrub shelterguard mesh tubes will photo-degrade in two stages. The polythene film lining will degrade after approximately three growing seasons, to leave the free draining mesh tube to continue to protect against animal browsing and offer support to the plant. The shrub shelterguard mesh tube will photo-degrade after five to seven years, as the shrub grows to fill the tube.
The shelterguard mesh tubes have a smooth top edge to prevent abrasion and a staggered weld line, to help with the drainage of water from inside the tube.
You will find that the Tubex shelterguard mesh tubes are supplied in nests of 4, ranging from diameters of 130-160mm or 170-200mm, depending on the size purchased. These need to be separated from one another prior to fitting. The tubes also come with pre-fitted ties, for easy installation with square sawn tree stakes.
We offer Tubex shrub shelterguard mesh tubes with a height of 60cm.
Mesh Tube Height
*It is advisible to use a longer stake for sandier, lighter soils.