Tubex Vole Guards

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.
£ each • exc. VAT inc. VAT
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20cm-38mm-450 100 £0.47 £0.39 13%
20cm-38mm-450 300 £0.41 £0.34 24%
20cm-38mm-450 500 £0.37 £0.31 31%
20cm-38mm-450 1000 £0.34 £0.28 38%
20cm-38mm-450 2500 £0.30 £0.25 44%
20cm-38mm-450 5000 £0.29 £0.24 47%
20cm-38mm-450 10000 £0.28 £0.23 49%
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Note: 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 £1000.00 + VAT (subject to postcode zones & surcharges). For full details on delivery please view our delivery page.

Vole & Strimmer guards are designed to protect young trees from damage by both voles and mice and/or the careless use of a strimmer.

Every year thousands of trees are killed by vole and mice, or because of the accidental damage caused by a strimmer.

An economic solution is the use of Tubex's simple Vole & Strimmer guard.

Made of 100% recycled Polypropylene, the high gauge single wall construction and wrap around rigid design means they need no support and are easy to install.

Provided application is done with care and focused around the base of a tree, the Vole & Strimmer guard can also protect trees from herbicide spray.

The added benefit of the coiled, wrap around design means they expand with the growth of the tree.

The vole guards can be used for a wide range of planting stock and site conditions, but are well suited for use in overgrown conditions, where voles are found.


  • Helps protects from voles & mice.
  • Helps protect against accidental damage from strimming.
  • Helps protect from (carefully applied) herbicide spray.
  • Easy wrap around installation.

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

  • Separate from nest of 3 guards, gently open and wrap around the base of the tree.
  • Push the guard into the soil slightly to create an effective barrier against vole and mice damage.
  • Note – no support is required if installed correctly, however should you wish to provide your young tree plant & vole guard with extra support then we recommend using a cane.
  • Plan for removal and recycling at end of life once the tree is established.
Dimensions Tubex Vole Guard
Height^ 20cm
Diameter 38mm
Number of cable ties Not required
Average weight/tube 24g

^ Manufacturing tolerance of wrap height +/- 25mm

Packaging Tubex Vole Guard
Nest 3
Bundle 300
Bag or strap banded Bag
Tube 100% recycled polypropylene
Cable tie N/A
Tube colour Brown
Service life (tube) 5 years
Biodegradable No
End of life Remove for recycling
Recyclable Yes
Recycling options Use a local Recycling Centre and the bin for 'Plastic' (Code 5 PP).
Or contact Tubex for details of their Collection & Recycling scheme.
Or use a similar agricultural recycling service.
Recommended support If required (for very young plants) - cane

Plant Welfare

Animal protection

Animal protection
Protects young trees against damage from vole & mice.

Strimmer protection

Strimmer protection
Protects from accidental strimmer damage.

Herbicide protection

Herbicide protection
Helps protect the tree from herbicide spray.

Coiled design

Coiled design
Expands with the growth of the tree.


UV stabilised PP

UV stabilised PP
Provides minimum 5 years protection.

High gauge single wall

High gauge single wall
Delivers best strength to weight ratio.


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



For ease of movement around site.

Pre-fitted cable ties

Brown colour
Blends into background at base of tree.

Vole Guards (as the name suggests) will help protect established planting schemes from voles. They will not protect against animals that are taller than voles.

Should you wish to protect your planting scheme from other animals then please select a taller form of protection along with the relevant supporting stake.

Tubex Vole Guards - Available sizes

Key - Tubex Vole GuardsTubex Vole Guard - Size

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 stake* Not required 75cm 90cm 1.20m or 1.35m 1.50m 1.80m
Diameter type N/A Standard Standard Standard or Standard Plus Standard Plus Standard Plus
*It is advisable to use a longer stake for sandier, lighter soils.

For young established trees (no cane support)

  1. Remove guard from its nest of 3 guards.
  2. Gently open and wrap around the base of young tree, allowing the coil to wrap back over on itself.
  3. Push guard 1cm to 2cm into the soil to create a barrier for vole and mice, and to help hold the guard in place.
  4. Plan for removal and recycling at the end of its effective service life.
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

For younger plants that may require support (with cane)

  1. Having planted your plant, gently push a cane into the ground next to it, about 2cm away from base of stem.
  2. Remove guard from its nest of 3 guards.
  3. Open the guard and wrap around both the cane and the plant, allowing the coil to wrap back over itself.
  4. Push guard 1cm to 2cm into the soil to create a barrier for vole and mice, and to help hold the guard in place.
  5. Plan for removal and recycling at the end of its effective service life.
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Download Technical Data Sheet

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

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Tubex Vole Guards - Technical Data Sheet (840 KB)

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