NexGen Shrub Shelters

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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
SKU qty price price_excl_tax Save
60cm-130-160mm 100 £4.93 £4.11 9%
60cm-130-160mm 300 £4.52 £3.77 17%
60cm-130-160mm 500 £4.18 £3.48 23%
60cm-130-160mm 1000 £3.88 £3.23 29%
60cm-130-160mm 2500 £3.61 £3.01 33%
60cm-130-160mm 5000 £3.50 £2.92 35%
60cm-130-160mm 10000 £3.40 £2.83 37%
75cm-130-160mm 100 £5.89 £4.91 9%
75cm-130-160mm 300 £5.40 £4.50 17%
75cm-130-160mm 500 £4.98 £4.15 23%
75cm-130-160mm 1000 £4.63 £3.86 29%
75cm-130-160mm 2500 £4.32 £3.60 33%
75cm-130-160mm 5000 £4.18 £3.48 36%
75cm-130-160mm 10000 £4.06 £3.38 37%
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60cm
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4.93 4.11
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3.61 3.01
3.50 2.92
3.40 2.83
75cm
130-160mm
6.48 5.40
5.89 4.91
5.40 4.50
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4.63 3.86
4.32 3.60
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Note: Stake and plant sold separately

NexGen distributor

NexGen Distributor

We are an official NexGen distributor.

Discounted square sawn tree stakes when purchased with protection

You can benefit from discounted stake prices when purchasing a similar quantity of protection, where the stakes are required to support the purchased protection. If you are planning to purchase square sawn tree stakes too, please use this option to benefit from discounted prices.

Minimum Order Value

Please note that there is a minimum order value of £50.00 + VAT, excluding delivery.

Delivery

Delivery to UK mainland is included for stock orders over £1500.00 + VAT (subject to postcode surcharges). For full details on delivery please view our delivery page.

Available to pre-order, for delivery from January 2023 onwards.

100% biodegradable protection for young shrubs, nurturing healthy growth, leaving only a positive environmental legacy.

NexGen shrub shelters can help you replace the use of plastic shrub shelters and nylon cable ties with a viable, environmentally friendly alternative.

The man behind the innovation is Gary Hurlstone, whose father Graham invented the Tubex Tree Shelter in the mid 1980's.

Gary took his father's 35 year old design and set out to deliver a range of protection that performs at least as well, whilst being environmentally friendly and cost effective.

The shrub shelters are made from a special mix of British wool, a biodegradable polyol (made from ethically sourced cashew nutshell liquid and castor oil), and an innovative biodegradable custom polymer.

British wool Cashew nut shell and castor oil Biodegradable polymer

At its heart is a simple concept that has taken four years of extensive research and development, working with foresters, landowners and industry experts, to deliver the next generation in shrub shelters.

Scientifically proven as 100% biodegradable this is a shrub shelter that delivers the perfect environment for young shrubs to thrive in, without harming the environment.

Benefits:

  • Protects from browsing animals and creates a microclimate to promote healthy growth
  • Wider diameter for shrub plants, easy installation - with pre-fitted releasable metal ties
  • 100% biodegradable - no need for collection and recycling.

Installation

Plant the bare root or cell grown plant and insert the stake next to the plant. Install the tube over the plant, gently pushing it into the ground and tighten the pre-fitted metal tie(s) around the stake. See the installation tab for more information.

Dimensions NexGen Biodegradable Shrub Shelter
Height 60cm 75cm
Diameter 130-160mm 130-160mm
Number of metal ties 1 2
Type of ties Releasable Releasable
Length of metal tie TBC TBC
Height of top tie from ground TBC TBC
Height of bottom cable tie from ground N/A TBC
Average weight/tube TBC TBC
Packaging NexGen Biodegradable Shrub Shelter
Nest 4 4
Bundle 20 20
Bag or strap banded Recyclable strap(s) & compostable bag Recyclable strap(s) & compostable bag
Material · For all sizes
Tube British wool and biodegradable polyols
Tie Metal
Tube colour Natural
Service life Minimum 5 years
Biodegradable Yes
End of life Leave tube and tie in situ
Recycling options Recyclable strapping (cardboard)
Compostable outer bag
Recommended support Stake
Recommended tools Mallet (for knocking in ties)
Ratchet twist tying tool (for tying metal ties)
For beating up:
Peg puller or screwdriver (to undo and re-twist metal tie)

Plant Welfare

Animal protection

Animal protection
Protects young plants from bark-stripping and browsing animals.

Micro-environment

Micro-environment
Ideal light transparency and spectrum to support photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis (plant form).

Wind protection

Wind protection
Delivers wind break effect, protecting plants on exposed sites.

Flared rim

Reduced abrasion*
Flared rim minimises stem abrasion.
*Compared to no flare

Herbicide protection

Herbicide protection
Ties are 40cm from the bottom of the tube to prevent herbicides and pesticides getting inside the shelter.

Shrub acclimatisation

Shrub acclimatisation
Carefully positioned holes help the young shrub acclimatise and allow air to circulate.

Auto shrub release

Auto shrub release
The shelter biodegrades to allow the shrub to break free, avoiding strangulation.

Lifespan

5 years protection

5 years protection
Confirmed by independent weathering certification* (depending on location, tree canopy, soil & microbes).
*"After extensive testing, Impact Solutions can confirm that the NexGen unique combination of materials will biodegrade. At around 5 years the tree shelters will start to break down resulting in neutral pH and ecotoxicity, and will become food for micro-organisms." - Steven Burns · Impact Solutions, Scotland

Smooth surface deters rubbing

Smooth surface deters rubbing
Animals can damage shelters when used as a rubbing post.

Natural colour

Natural colour
The colour changes over time blending into the natural environment with no loss of performance.

Supports biodiversity

Supports biodiversity
Over time, mosses and lichens grow on the shelters, supporting a rich biodiversity.

No impact on environment

No impact on environment
Breaks down as H2O, CO2 and nitrogen, becoming a form of 'bug food'.

pH and ecotoxity neutral

pH and ecotoxity neutral
Does not change soil pH levels when breaking down.

100% biodegradable

100% biodegradable
Because of the materials used, the NexGen range is 100% biodegradable.

Installation

Strapped and bagged

Strapped and bagged
Bundled using compostable bags and recyclable strapping, for ease of transport and handling.

Nested

Nested
For ease of movement around site.

Corkscrew spine

Corkscrew spine
Delivers strength and longitudinal rigidity, meaning it can be pushed into the soil, discouraging burrowing animals.

Releasable metal tie

Releasable metal tie
Quick fastening with a ratchet tie twister tool, the metal ties will degrade over time and can be untwisted for beating up.

No removal needed

No removal needed
Save money - no collection or recycling needed.

Height

Identify which damaging agent (animal) you wish to protect your plants from.

This will influence the height of your protection and the wooden stake to support it.

Depending on the height selected, NexGen Shrub Shelters can help protect against voles, rabbits and hare.

NexGen Shrub Shelters - Available sizes

Key - NexGen Shrub Shelters NexGen Shrub Shelters - Available sizes

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 or 90cm 90cm 1.20m or 1.35m 1.50m 1.80m
*It is advisable to use a longer stake for sandier, lighter soils.

Diameter types

Tubes are nested (one inside the other), to save space and time when moving plant protection around a site.

Diameters describe the range of diameters you will find in a nest of tubes, from the smallest to the largest.

NexGen Shrub Shelter tube diameters range from 130mm up to 160mm in a nest and are suitable for medium to bushy plants (i.e. not slim whips).

Diameter types

Plant

Planting bare root or cell grown plants is a straightforward task, however, do not attempt to plant if the ground is frozen or waterlogged. Find a suitable position for your plants, bearing in mind future growth and potential height and spread at maturity.

Bare rooted or cell grown plants can be 'notch' planted in 3 steps:

Installation

1. Begin by inserting the blade of a spade into the ground. Push the spade handle away from you and then bring it back towards you. Once you remove the spade, you will see that you have created a cavity or ‘notch’ in the ground.

2. For bare root - place the plant roots within the cavity and shake to ensure that all of the roots are in the cavity and pointing downwards.
For cell grown – place the cell gently into the ground. Ensure the top of the plug (the soil surrounding the roots) is positioned at 2 to 4cm below the surface to avoid drying out.

3. Fill the cavity with soil. Use your heel to firm the soil around the plant to remove any air pockets. Once planted, give them a good water if practical to do so.

You are now ready to install your support and protection.

Support

Support

1. After planting, position the stake on the windward side if there are strong prevailing winds, and between 2cm to 5cm from the base of the plant.

2. Hammer the stake into the ground with a stake driver or mallet (ideally knocking 1/3 of its height into the ground). Ensure it is vertical (particularly important on sloping ground). The top of the stake should be below the top rim of the shelter and above the top tie wrap.

Protect

1. Position the shelter over the shrub, making sure not to damage any lateral branches, positioning the releasable metal ties either of the stake.

2. Push the shelter into the ground 1cm to 2cm. This forms a safe herbicide barrier and deters vermin from burrowing under the shelter.

3. Use a ratchet tie twister, screwdriver or peg puller tool to twist tie the metal tie around the stake, ensuring the shelter is firmly positioned. Note - if using a ratchet twist tie tool, the metal tie only requires two short pulls to be tied.

4. Bend the metal tie downwards for neatness and to deter rubbing by deer or sheep.

Installation
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NexGen Shrub Shelters - Technical Data Sheet (708 KB)

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