Lots of plastic guards either constricting trees or littering our woodlands. What a waste of oil and energy. They are not reused and so often left, even the biodegradable plastic ones get up my nose. I also have cut many civic trees out of their plastic band holding them onto the stake. So it was that at the APF I came upon a family owned business that has created a solution.
Tree guards made from recycled cardboard and bamboo. Apparently they work well, but I have not tried them myself.
There are plenty of solutions to bad environmental practise, it is not always doom and gloom. Change starts with one idea or one person. I just wanted to share a good idea.
I am a woodworker-designer and photographer with a passion for trees. My business, Woodwright Designs, is based in the stannary town of Ashburton, in Devon, UK. I design and make sculptural wooden seating for memorial, urban and garden settings,and in public and private spaces. I also demonstrate, teach and practise traditional green woodworking skills: from fan bird carving to making spoons and boxes, etc.