A new tree tube with an intriguing combination of time-tested and innovative design features was recently introduced to the US market.
The Photosynth Tree Tube is in many ways a conventional tree tube, featuring a flared rim to prevent abrasion to the bark of emergent trees, twin-walled cylindrical construction for rigidity and durability, and releasable zip ties.
Venting has become standard for any high-performance tree tube. Photosynth Tree Tubes have a 'micor-vented' design that has long been popular in Europe:
The lower 16 inches of each Photosynth Tree Tube is solid for both herbicide spray and rodent protection.
Pricing of Photosynth Tree Tubes is highly competitive with other twin-walled tree tubes. Tree tubes appear to be following - albeit at a slower pace - the pattern established with other new technologies, with the price decreasing as use of the technology becomes more widespread, competition among producers increases and production volumes increase.
It's a very exciting time in the tree tube industry.