Blue-X Tree Shelters
Tree shelters are designed to protect seedlings and accelerate early growth. They are placed around seeds, seedlings or transplants at planting or retro-fitted to existing seedlings.
Field studies of tree shelters have documented increased growth rates averaging 100-150%, with certain species exceeding 500%. A seedling with enhanced early growth will always be ahead of a plant of the same age that does not have the growth advantage provided by a tree shelter.
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Here are the results of my own investigation on how these shelters help trees grow. On June 6, 2001 I put a shelter around a hybrid poplar tree that was 6 inches tall. All other hybrid poplar trees around it were just about the same size. I removed the tree shelter on July 6, 2001, exactly one month later. The tree that had the shelter had grown to 24.75 inches. The other trees were on the average 18 inches tall, none taller than 20". The shelter I used was only 24" tall (cut a 48" in half) and the tree was starting to show over the top of the shelter.
It takes only a few seconds to assemble a tree shelter. It consists of two parts, a blue sleeve, which has assembly instructions printed on it, and the PET or mylar sheet which is flat. This is how you put them together:
To order shelters please go to the Garden needs page.