ECO: Tree-guards are plastic-free, recyclable and sustainable

Sirane's new tree guards - plastic-free, sustainable, recyclable and compostable

SIRANE has launched a plastic-free tree-guard – a sustainable, recyclable and compostable alternative to what is commonly used to protect saplings.

Our Earthboard tree-guards use a unique water-resistant board, which is additionally coated to give all the properties required to last outside for many years.

More than 2 million trees are planted every year in the UK alone – meaning a massive amount of plastic could be removed from the environment.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Drive up and down any motorway in the UK, and you’ll see plastic tree guards, well we can now offer a viable alternative.

“Our tree-guards have been in development for a while, with design alterations along the way to ensure they survive in the wild for as long as is needed.”

Tree-guards are commonly used around the world to protect young saplings. They are generally left in place for at least three years and need to resist all weathers.

Simon Balderson added: “Another benefit of our Earthboard tree-guards is that they don’t need to be collected at the end of their life. They will last the requisite amount of time in the wild but will eventually just rot away into the soil.

“In larger woods and forests, this could save a considerable amount of time.”

Our tree-guards are supplied in green as standard – but could be supplied in almost any colour – and can also be supplied with custom printing/branding if required.

Sirane is an innovative packaging development company with divisions in horticulture, food packaging, medical & healthcare and industrial. We have expertise in board (including eco-friendly), absorbency and bags, pouches and films.

Earlier this year we acquired Olympic, a long-establish board converter based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. By combining their capabilities, with Sirane’s existing technologies, it has allowed us to progress projects such as the tree-guards.

For more information, email senior sales manager Karl Heggarty on


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