Your Thoughts on Tree Guards

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Background

Tree guards are a type of shelter used to protect vegetation in the early stages of their growth. They enhance the likelihood of seedling survival and can come in different types including plastic sleeve, coreflute and biodegradable. Each differ in price and their environmental impact, click here to find out more.

We are investigating community perceptions on different types of tree guards. Your input may help to guide future use of tree guards.


Types of Tree Guards

Plastic Sleeve
Coreflute
Biodegradable
picture of plastic tree guardpicture of coreflute tree guardpicture of biodegradable tree guard
  • Cheapest.
  • Can be reused 3 times and are then landfilled.
  • More expensive than plastic sleeves.
  • Made of a thicker, more rigid plastic.
  • Can be reused 2-3 times and are then landfilled.
  • Most expensive.
  • Will completely degrade within 18 months, or can be removed and recycled.


Have Your Say

Closes Wednesday 28 October 2020
Survey
Click here to complete the survey


Background

Tree guards are a type of shelter used to protect vegetation in the early stages of their growth. They enhance the likelihood of seedling survival and can come in different types including plastic sleeve, coreflute and biodegradable. Each differ in price and their environmental impact, click here to find out more.

We are investigating community perceptions on different types of tree guards. Your input may help to guide future use of tree guards.


Types of Tree Guards

Plastic Sleeve
Coreflute
Biodegradable
picture of plastic tree guardpicture of coreflute tree guardpicture of biodegradable tree guard
  • Cheapest.
  • Can be reused 3 times and are then landfilled.
  • More expensive than plastic sleeves.
  • Made of a thicker, more rigid plastic.
  • Can be reused 2-3 times and are then landfilled.
  • Most expensive.
  • Will completely degrade within 18 months, or can be removed and recycled.


Have Your Say

Closes Wednesday 28 October 2020
Survey
Click here to complete the survey