Young, newly planted trees are more susceptible to damage to the tree trunk during the first few years in the ground, which can affect the health of the tree down the line. L-S Industries offers versatile, plastic tree covers that make protecting your tree easy during its most vulnerable time.
What Is a Plastic Tree Guard?
Plastic tree guards are most commonly made from single-face plastic that not only protect the base of the trunk, but also keep the base of the trunk dark, cool, and perfect for growth. Lightweight and highly customizable to any tree size, plastic tree guards are incredibly easy to use.
What Are the Benefits of Using Plastic Tree Guards?
An obvious reason for using plastic tree covers is protection against other wildlife, like rodents and rabbits. They also offer support while young trees have weaker trunk strength during harsh weather conditions; however, there are other important reasons to take advantage of plastic tree guards.
Protect New Trees From Winter Weather With Plastic Tree Guards
Using plastic tree guards helps protect young or newly planted trees from winter sun damage, which is caused by warm winter days followed by frigid nights. Warm summer days cause tree bark to expand, but the freezing temperatures that follow then cause splitting in the bark.This splitting in the tree’s bark can cause burning or scalding of the newly exposed bark, regardless of the season.
Custom Tree Guards From L-S Industries
Plastic tree guards aren’t the only tree protection offered by L-S Industries — we also provide more economical options with many of the same benefits. Contact us today to learn more about our tree protection products just in time for the cold, winter months.