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 Are Tree Guards?
Corrugated plastic tree guards are an easy way to protect the bark of young trees. Tree guards made from single-face plastic are the best of all worlds. They serve two main purposes, protect the trunk and keep the base of the tree dark and cool. Additionally, they can protect trees from weather, insects, and damage during transport.
WHY Should You Use Tree Guards
A tree’s trunk can be compared to a human’s heart, with the roots being comparable to the veins that flow into the heart, allowing it to continue to pump. Therefore, when a tree’s “vascular system” is damaged or disturbed, the health of the tree will decline. By protecting the tree’s trunk with plastic tree guards, one can keep its vascular system running smoothly, especially during its first few years of growth.
WHEN Should You Use Tree Guards?
Just as newborns babies and infants need extra care, so do newly planted trees. Therefore, the best time to apply plastic tree guards is as soon as you plant your tree. However, if our trees have already been planted without tree guards, you can apply them at any time during the year. However, you will yield the best result if they reapplied before any type of injury occurs.
Additionally, 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.