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  1. #1
    Seedling
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    What are the little tubes trees come in???

    I know this sounds silly, but I am wondering what the little tubes that some growers plant seedlings in are called. I have ordered trees from a couple different places and they came in these little plastic 'propagation' tubes.

    Next question. How on earth do the growers water them while they are in the little tubes?

    Third. Should I soak them for a couple hours like bare root trees, or should I just plant them in the ground (with the little cylinder of dirt) after removing the plastic tubes? Some appear to be doing OK, but others seem to be root bound (they shipped some of the trees with root portion wrapped but already removed from the tubes.)

    Thank you,
    Shannon
    Shannon
    Hacienda de Elia
    Peruvian Paso Horses
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    Oak
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    RE: What are the little tubes trees come in???

    The nurserys didn't send planting instructions?

    If the roots have soil around them, I would just plant them leaving that soil in place. However, if the roots are exposed I would soak them.
    Cheers,
    Everett

    Green Man Enviroscaping LLC
    www.greenmanenvy.com

  3. #3
    Seedling
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    RE: What are the little tubes trees come in???

    Thanks, Everett.

    No, didn't come with planting instructions. Did arrive healthy and well-packed so I didnt complain too much other to make a friendly suggestion (via e-mail) about providing more information, but have never heard back from them.

    Still wondering about how they water all the little tubes. For the ones I have not planted it sure is a pain in the rear to water them. But, they will be getting planted soon, so I guess its not a big deal. Hoping to start planting early in the week, we are getting lots of rain today.

    Shannon
    Shannon
    Hacienda de Elia
    Peruvian Paso Horses
    http://www.HDEperuvians.com

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