growing conifers in shelter tubes

Asked September 21, 2016, 10:06 AM EDT

I will be planting new fir concolor seedlings next week using 5 feet shelter tubes. Since conifers branch out from the bottom, will the the branches grow on the 5 feet inside the tube, or the trees will look like a pipe cleaning brush? Mario

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Apparently, there are deer in the area where the trees will be planted.Our concern would be heat buildup inside the tubes,especially in early spring. We would suggest a deer repellent be used to prevent deer injury or a protective deer fence.