Tree shelters provide reliable protection against animal and herbicide damage in a way that is flexible, efficient and cost effective.
Here are some of the benefits of using tree shelters:-
This was first researched with the Forestry Commission in 1991, and can be attributed to the microclimate that is created inside shelters.
PROTECTION AGAINST ANIMALS AND HERBICIDES
Individual protection allows flexibility in site maintenance and management. Tree shelters permit animal grazing and use of herbicides.
BETTER SURVIVAL RATES
Individual tree protection allows the tree to establish whilst reducing stress on the tree.
HEALTHY ROOT GROWTH
A healthy root system is essential to the establishment of trees. Studies have been undertaken in the development of root systems in tree shelters which conclude that they help to encourage the development of healthy roots.
The largest cost when planting a tree is the reduced return on investment from a badly formed crop, or the total loss of investment due to crop failure. Planting with tree shelters increases survival rates, giving you confidence to plant smaller trees and reducing, or even eliminating the need for beating up in some cases. Tree shelters also improve the form of the tree, increasing the value in timber and improving the return on investment.
TYPE OF VERMIN
TREE SHELTER HEIGHT
TREE SHELTER SUPPORT
|Vole||200mm||Our most popular option is a TUBEX Voleguard||450mm|
|Rabbit||600mm||For hedging our most popular option is a TUBEX Easywrap or TUBEX Standard for tree planting||750mm|
|Hare||750mm||Our most popular option is a TUBEX Standard||900mm|
|Roe Deer||1200mm||Our most popular option is a TUBEX Standard||1300mm|
|Fallow Deer||1500mm||Our most popular option is a TUBEX Standard||1500mm|
|Red Deer||1800mm||Our most popular option is a TUBEX Standard||1800mm|
IT'S EASY TO RECYCLE TREE SHELTERS!
Did you know that it's easy to recycle tree shelters at the end of their service life?
Most tree shelters are manufactured from Polypropylene (PP) which can be recycled even if they have been exposed to years of use in a forestry situation.
Speak to your local farm plastics recycling company or ask Cheviot Trees for more assistance.