April 23, 2020
While most tree guards and tree protectors manage to protect deer rubbing, only Tree Armor is engineered to protect your trees from power tool damage. This is because Tree Armor is not brittle or paper thin like most tree wraps. Instead of lower quality polyethylene or polypropylene, Tree Armor is constructed of .025 gauge, heavy duty PVC. This provides maximum protection from weed wackers, lawn mowers and other power tools.
Flimsy tree wraps, usually white in color, and stormwater pipe are easily punctured allowing power tools to damage the bark. Once a hole is created by a weed wacker, insects, moles and rodents find a path to your tree trunk, chewing and sapping the strength from your tree. Tree Armor’s overlapping design creates a strong barrier and is considered by many arborists to be the best tree guard on the market.
When buying a tree guard, make sure it’s made in the USA. Products made overseas do not have to conform to strict EPA guidelines that insist the material used is made of virgin vinyl. Heavy metals like cadmium and lead are integrated and hidden, many times, in imported vinyl. They are used in overseas manufacturing because they are less expensive. Unfortunately, the heavy metals can leech out of the plastic and drip into the root system of your trees.
Tree Armor uses only EPA approved virgin vinyl to make its tree guards. This makes the tree protector a little more expensive, but it gives the farmer and homeowner the peace of mind they are contributing to clean soil.