INTERFORST: Plastic-free tree-shelters will be on show in Munich

Plastic-free tree-shelters

SIRANE’s plastic-free, recyclable tree-shelters will be our main focus when we exhibit at Interforst in Munich for the first-time next month (July).

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

They are a sustainable, recyclable and compostable alternative to what is commonly used to protect saplings and young trees in the wild.

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.

Karl Heggarty, head of global sales, 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 which is made from a sustainable material source.

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

Tree shelters – also known as 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.

Karl added: “Another benefit of our Earthboard tree-shelters 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 and money, as collecting other tree-guards is done by hand.

“There is also a cost saving on transport, as our tree-guards can be supplied flat – meaning many guards can be fit onto just one pallet.”

Our tree-shelters 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. Standard sizes are 60cm, 90cm, 1.2m and 1.5m.

Interforst 2022 is being held at the Messe Munich from July 17-20. Sirane’s booth can be found in Hall 6 and is number 201.

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