SIRANE’s plastic-free, recyclable tree-shelters now have their own dedicated website – launched to coincide with the start of National Tree Week.
The site – www.ecotreeshelters.com – contains all the information you could need to know about the sustainable shelters, including distributors.
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 offer users three ways to save: save the earth’s resources; save money and save time (and money).
- Save the earth’s resources – these tree-shelters are made from a sustainable source, using only FSC certified board
- Because they are supplied flat, up to 2000 fit on one pallet, leading to a considerable saving in transport and storage costs
- They don’t need to be collected in, saving time and money
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 – a fully recyclable, plastic-free tree-shelters.
“Our tree-shelters 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, and they will last at least three years in the wild.
“This week is National Tree Week – the perfect time to discover our sustainable tree-shelter solution – and later this week we’ll be joining in and planting some trees of our own, using our own tree-shelters.”
Tree shelters – sometimes known as tree-guards – are commonly used around the world to protect young saplings and young trees. They are generally left in place for at least three years and need to resist all weathers.
Karl Heggarty 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 – three years or more – but can be left in situ where they will eventually biodegrade and 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. Standard sizes are 60cm, 90cm, 1.2m and 1.5m.
National Tree Week is organised by the Tree Council and runs from November 26 until December 4 and is timed to coincide with the tree-planting season.