Spiral Tree Guards

The Rainbow Tree Spiral is a low cost protection for young trees such as standards, seedling transplants and single stem hedge plant varieties against browsing animals such as rabbit, hare, sheep and roe deer. They are extremely quick and easy to install and in most cases do not need additional tree stakes or fastenings to support them.


A major benefit in using the Tree Spiral is their ability to grow with the trees as they mature. Its overlap design avoids the risk of strangulation of the tree and also offers protection against the use of chemicals. Our experience shows that young trees develop better with ventilation holes, as this reduces the effects of mildew and leaf burn both of which will stunt growth but if using chemicals then a no holes option should be used.


Tree Spirals are manufactured in a range of colour options from Clear, Brown, Green, White and Green-Tint with many countries specifying certain colours in order for the planting scheme to blend in with the local environment.


It is most important that they are installed correctly to allow growth of the tree. The overlap of the spiral must always be pointing upwards with the ventilation holes forming an arrow pattern also pointing upwards.


Tree Spirals are manufactured using 100% recycled PVC and offers at least 4 growing seasons of protection even at high UV exposure levels. PVC ultimately breaks down into minute inert particles through photo degradation which will not harm the earth around the tree plantation. The use of recycled PVC also allows the re-use of valuable resources that would ultimately end-up in the landfill sites.
In less exposed sites Tree Spirals will not require a cane support but you must ensure the young tree is exposed at the top of the spiral and has strong enough stem to support the extra growth without falling over. Canes should be used in exposed sites for 38mm and 50mm diameter Tree Spirals and for all small trees below 60cm. The cane should be placed inside the Tree Spiral with one third of its length pushed into the ground.


Key advantages of using Rainbow Tree Spirals -


• Low cost protection for young trees
• Quick and easy to install
• No fixing stakes or fastenings required on most trees
• Can promote thickening for hedging applications
• Offers protection of young trees without strangulation as trees mature
• Main tree protection for last 40 years

FAQs

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Q.What’s better, holes or no holes?
A.Our experience shows that young trees develop better and more reliably with ventilation holes. This reduces the effects of mildew and leaf burn, both of which stunt young tree growth.
Q.Why do they come in different colours?
A.They have different colours to enable them to fit as unobtrusively as possible into the surrounding.
Q.Why do they come in different heights?
A.To give protection from different size browsing animals (rabbits, hare, muntjac, deer etc.)
Q.What are they made from?
A.They are manufactured in 100% recycled PVC which offers many advantages over alternative plastics.
Q.How long do they last?
A.Generally 7 years is the average dependent upon how much UV light reaches the product
Q.How do they stop vermin/animals, can they chew through it?
A.The animals are attracted by smell which is stopped from directly reaching the animal. In most cases if the animal cannot see the young tree it will not try and reach it. The spiral material is not easily chewed through.
Q.How long will I need to use them for?
A.Usually 4 years is sufficient to allow the tree to develop sufficient strength to withstand such animal attacks.
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