Nurseries and orchardists have been using corrugated plastic tree guards for many years.
These are easy to apply and will provide years of protection to young trees from deer, other predators, herbicides and tractor blight with the bonus of being reusable.
Tree Guards wrap the base of a tree in single-wall polypropylene, colored a reflective white on the outside and heat-absorbent black on the inside. The Tree Guard slows heat transfer and loss, keeping trees from becoming stressed and damaged. As a result, growers experience less discarded stock and more vivacious, healthy trees.
Adapt8 Tree Guards are easy to install and adjust to grow with the trees. The guards are wrapped around the trunk – white side facing out – and secured with twist ties. Kept on the tree, the guards offer protection from the orchard to the customer, as a ribbed interior cushions the product for shipping to customers, assuring maximum profit and quality products.
Many types of young trees have thin cambium layers directly under their outside bark, and if these layers are damaged, the trees can experience issues with growth and even death. Such trees are fragile and more susceptible to sunscald, also known as winter crack. Sunscald appears mostly when snow is on the ground and the sun is out. The sun heats the bark, causing the tree to come out of dormancy. When temperatures drop, the cambium layer cracks, killing the tree. To avoid this outcome, the tree trunk must maintain a neutral temperature, which can be accomplished with Adapt8 Tree Guards.