SHELTERGUARD Tree Shelters - Tubes
SHELTERGUARD tree shelters protect trees from browsing animals (rabbits, hare, muntjac, roe deer, fallow deer and red deer) while providing a sheltered environment to encourage strong early growth. SHELTERGUARD tree shelters are manufactured from a recycled plastic mesh with a 12mm mesh aperture and a clear polyethylene film lining for a sheltered micro-climatic environment. The film laminate gives the SHELTERGUARD tree guard added shelter from wind and herbicide spray, allows light to penetrate and acts like a greenhouse encouraging good strong early tree growth. SHELTERGUARD treeshelters have been specifically designed to photo-degrade in a two stage process, with the polyethylene film lining breaking up first (after approximately three growing seasons), leaving a free draining netting tree guard to continue to provide support and browsing protection.
SHELTERGUARD tree shelters are supplied as 4 welded tubes nested inside of
each other, with the diameters of the 4 shelters ranging from 80-110mm dia. and have stake ties pre-fitted.
SHELTERGUARD tree shelters tubes are available in 45cm, 60cm, 75cm, 90cm, 1.2m, 1.5m and 1.8m heights to protect trees from all types of browsing animal. A moulded top lipping is fitted to to each tree shelter to prevent stem abrasion and strengthen the tree shelter tube. SHELTERGUARD tree shelters are designed with a staggered weld line which improves drainage, preventing the shelter tube from filling up with water. The film, mesh and top lipping will photodegrade and split as the stem of the growing tree expands to fill the tube.
SHELTERGUARD treeshelters are coloured olive green as standard which blends in discreetly with the environment. We can also manufacture in brown subject to order quantity.
- The mesh structure gives ideal tree protection from browsing animals (rabbits, hare and deer)
- The polyethylene film provides a sheltered environment for the young tree and will degrade after approximately three growing seasons, leaving a plastic mesh tree guard to continue to protect against browsing animals
- SHELTERGUARD treeshelters have a moulded top lipping fitted to prevent the abraision of the tree stem.
- The plastic netting and top lipping will photodegrade between 5-7 years as the stem of the growing tree expands