Jump to content
Glenlough Croft

Tree protection options- spiral vs drainage pipe

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I planted one acre of mixed native saplings over the winter. We are very thankful to have Irish Hares locally and want to protect their habitat but over the past few days they have caused a lot of damage to my samplings which range from just under 1 foot to over 3 feet tall. Locally I have easy access to 2 protection options-

 

1) 80mm or 100mm perforated drainage pipe which I would cut in to 75cm lengths with a slit to allow expansion/removal

2) 75cm spiral tree guards

 

The site is moderately exposed to wind. I would guess that the spirals would be disposed of after a few years, the pipe could potentially be reused on another planting project. Cost including canes would work out about 37pence for spiral, 47 pence for 80mm pipe and 68pence each for 100mm pipe.

 

Just wondering what you guys would recommend from experience,

 

Many thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.