Why plant with protection?

Check tree guardsThe expense of planting up a new hedge or a couple of garden trees can be enough without having to consider any additional costs such as the accessories.

That we fully understand…. however…. we strongly advise all of our customers to consider the accessories needed to ensure plants get off to the best start they possibly can AND because it can save the customer money in the long run.

Too many times we have seen the alternative;  heart break when a row of newly planted hedge plants have been eaten by rabbits or a  newly planted Cherry Tree blown over in a strong gale and snapped in half.

As a result of the strong winds felt across the country since the autumn of 2013 we have had numerous customers ordering up protection and support accessories after they have planted new stock, in the hope that they can salvage the remainder that has not yet been damaged.

Fitting / applying the accessories after planting can still be done, but it is easier and likely to be better for the plant if it is carried out at the time of planting

Not sure what you need?
We sell a range of planting a support accessories for all the varieties of plant we offer – click here to check out our range or telephone us and we can advise you.

Not sure how to attach it?
Our website has various instructional videos on how to attach accessories (we shall continue to add to this library over time), or telephone us for advice if you are not sure

Handy Tips

  • Using a tree guard will not only protect plants against pests like rabbits and deer, they also maintain a beneficial microclimate around the plant, sheltering it from the worst weather – strong winds, frosts, etc. The temperature inside the tree shelter is warm and moist and encourages good growth.
  • Trees over 1.5m tall at planting time will establish more quickly if their roots are held firm.

    The best way to ensure this is to hammer in a 1.2m stake at an angle of 45 degrees after digging the planting hole.The stake should be positioned on the leeward side of the tree (i.e. downwind) so that it points to windward (i.e. upwind) – usually the south west.

    After planting, attach the top of the stake nearest the trunk to the tree using a special adjustable tree tie with a protective spacer. This will hold the tree securely while preventing it from rubbing against the stake in windy weather.

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