- Plastic sleeves
- Coreflute guards
- Biodegradable guards
- Cheapest to purchase.
- The City of Cockburn reuses these guards when possible (approximately 3 times).
- They are then landfilled.
- More expensive than plastic sleeves.
- Made of a thicker, more rigid plastic.
- Often, they can be reused 2-3 times, before they are landfilled.
- The most expensive type of guards.
- Relatively new to the market.
- Product claims indicate that the guards will completely degrade into their environment within 18 months, or can be removed and recycled through the paper recycling of local governments.
- There are two different types of biodegradable tree guards used by the City of Cockburn:
- Carton guards (cardboard) with a PE waxy coating;
- Cardboard guards (pulp/paper) with a 100% biodegradable natural lining.
What are tree guards?
Tree guards are used in revegetation projects to enhance likelihood of seedling survival. The City of Cockburn currently uses:
What are plastic sleeves?
What are corflute guards?
What are biodegradable guards?