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Rabbits chew. The sun scalds. In each case, the result is the same: a badly damaged tree. Tree Guards are an easy way to protect the tender bark of young trees.

These heavy-duty, perforated plastic spirals are easy to use and last for years. Just check them twice a year to make sure they haven’t become too tight and to remove any grass that’s grown inside. Avoid hitting tree guards with string trimmers or other lawn equipment, which can decimate a tree guard and girdle trees — a leading cause of tree mortality. Use tree guards in conjunction with our Typar® Tree Circles as a foundation for healthy trees!

  • 10" for columnar trees
  • 20" for young trees
  • 40" for larger trees

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Why did you choose this?
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Best protection from weed trimmers, & economical if I cut them in half. I don't have deer or rabbit chewers, just someone running the trimmer down low.
Jane J on May 21, 2016
Planting new fruit and nut trees
Maria B on May 18, 2016
Best protection from weed trimmers, & economical if I cut them in half. I don't have deer or rabbit chewers, just someone running the trimmer down low.
Jane J on May 21, 2016
To keep the rabbits from nibbling on my young trees.
Jackie L on May 19, 2016
Planting new fruit and nut trees
Maria B on May 18, 2016
Our friend's fruit tree trunks were all damaged by rabbits
Gabriele d on May 18, 2016
To make sure the dogs see the tree and that I don't hit it with the mower.
Geoffry H on May 11, 2016
Winter sun protection and protection for newly planted trees.
Barbara B on May 9, 2016
rabbits got to some trees i planted last fall
katherine z on May 6, 2016
protection from the little animals
Paul M on May 3, 2016
First time using tree guards to protect from accidental damage to trunk
Kathleen B on Apr 30, 2016
I saw the review about helping to prevent cats from clawing trees. I have cats and if it works, it will be well worth it!!
Kimberly V on Apr 29, 2016
These are the only tree guards I have found that protect against cat claws. Stores in my area do not carry them - so glad you do. Thanks!
Lucinda S G on Apr 28, 2016
Protection from critters rabbits
mike r on Apr 27, 2016
for friends trees
Robert M on Apr 27, 2016
To help prevent deer damage
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
Want to protect the investment in trees and soil.
Scott F on Apr 25, 2016
It was recommended by a fellow tree grower. For snow and rabbit protection.
Karen H on Apr 24, 2016
Used these in the past. Great Product
Donna M on Apr 24, 2016
to help keep the rabbits and the weed eaters away from my tree trunks, tried chips but that hasn't worked.
Joyce M on Apr 14, 2016
Protect my babies
LESLIE Y on Apr 12, 2016
We bought some tree guards last year to protect last years young trees from nibbling bunnies.The guards protected the trees all winter so we bought more for this years trees we just purchased.
Karen A on Apr 12, 2016
for young orchard trees
James B on Apr 10, 2016
I've used these for years. Great product.
Susan L on Apr 8, 2016
protect fruit and nut trees from rabbits
Gregory C on Apr 6, 2016
Easy to use and very affective
Shawn O on Mar 28, 2016
protect apple trees
Courtney L on Mar 28, 2016
Stark tree guards provide an effective defense against all the gnawing varmints the environment can throw at you.
HILDEGARD H on Mar 27, 2016
In Arizona these will be useful to protect the tree trunk from the severe heat.
Ben B on Mar 26, 2016
save the tress from lawn mower banging it to them
edward m on Mar 23, 2016
Saved my fruit trees from the hungry wildlife
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
deer rub up against our apple trees
CAROLINE G on Mar 17, 2016
From experience we know that we will need something to protect the tree trunks. We will also paint the trunks to protect from wood-boring insects.
Linda B on Mar 16, 2016
Important for tree health and safety
Geoffrey C on Mar 15, 2016
Absolutely essential when you have wild rabbits running in your back yard, who happen to love new fruit tree bark.
Vicki J on Mar 15, 2016
Pet kitty sharpens his claws on my young trees! I thought it was raccoons until I caught him doing it.
Sara E F on Mar 14, 2016
to prevent rabbits from killing the trees
Jesse S on Mar 13, 2016
Because rabbits ate my last tree.
CHRIS M on Mar 12, 2016
Had purchased before good product.
Phyllis C on Mar 4, 2016
We live in the country and are overrun with mice, rabbits, ground hogs, skunks, possums, etc.Our trees need all the help we can give them.
GLENDA D on Feb 27, 2016
To prevent sun scald
Lorraine B on Feb 26, 2016
Keeps those pesky bunnies from girdling my young trees.
Barbara I on Feb 25, 2016
To keep the rabbits from nibbling on my young trees.
Jackie L on May 19, 2016
Our friend's fruit tree trunks were all damaged by rabbits
Gabriele d on May 18, 2016
How would these work protecting against beavers?
Linda Colgan on Apr 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Linda! Now that's quite a situation! Most likely, beavers will not like the
tree guard, but it is only about 16 inches tall! Beavers can easily reach above
that to chew your tree. The guard is only usable for 3 to 4 years and then it is too small and has to be removed. Once again, your tree is at risk. I suggest that you purchase 1/2 inch wire "hardware cloth" (it's not 'cloth', it's heavy wire screening), and make a sleeve as tall as you can to cover the young trunk. Wire the cut edges together so it can't open. You may have to make taller ones as your tree grows and you prune out the small limbs that are too close to the ground.
Good luck!
Is this for use all year or just winter months?
Stacey s on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We put them on before winter last year. We did not even take them so far this
year. I guess we can keep them on whole year.
They really protected the bottom part of the tree. We have some kind of
animals eating bark. So trees are not growing very well. So we used them.
I have a bigger tree..medium trunk..will it work to keep squirrels from climbing my tree to my feeders?
Sharon W on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought mine to protect young trees from voles and skunks that were eating bark. These are only temporary, as they will constrict the tree as the trunk thickens. I do not believe they will solve your squirrel problem.

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tree guard
Excellent. Purchased larger one and cut to size. Way better than wrap. Protects young trees and allows you to mulch and rake without concern of damaging trunk. Held up well over winter. Recommend.
February 22, 2016
7 months ago
Great product
We planted two dwarf fruit tress last fall. The tree guards fit perfectly, and are keeping the rabbits away. The guards are especially useful as winter and spring protection.
February 24, 2016
7 months ago
I purchased some of these the first year that I planted some fruit trees but I did not have enough for all of them. Unfortunately, one of them had the bark chewed off by deer that are very prevalent in out area. I immediately purchased more of them for this winter so that I am able to protect all of my dwarf fruit trees. I would not be without them ever again.
February 18, 2016
7 months ago
Tree Guards
I use tree guards on all smaller trees to keep buck deer from rubbing the bark off
and killing the trees. These tree guards are are the best I know of.
February 28, 2016
8 months ago
Great item and a good price
Not only were they helpful in protecting my young apple trees from critters but also helped me spot them. I have a large yard and wooded area behind my property so these small trees blended in. With these white tree guards in place it made them highly visible when looking outside. I appreciated being able to see them when I have a yard full of children and dogs so I know they aren't getting knocked over or damaged accidentally.
March 3, 2016
8 months ago
I would recommend this product for young trees. It was not tall enough for the entire trunk, and sometimes I had to use two tree guards to cover the exposed trunk; but over all it saved our young tree trunks from the deer. Thanks.
February 20, 2016
7 months ago
I have used these tree guards for many years and do not hesitate in ordering them again. They are easy to apply, easy to maintain, and worth the price.
February 28, 2016
8 months ago
I received the item quickly and they (tree guards) are doing their job right now.
Yes, I would recommend anyone to use Stark for their trees and supplies.
February 18, 2016
7 months ago
Good product works well saves trees well worth the money
February 19, 2016
7 months ago
They work.
I've used these for 30+ years and they work. I've used these things many time on every fruit tree I've ever planted and no damage ever from freezing, rabbits, etc.
March 12, 2016
5 months ago
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