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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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save trees from animals
ROBERT H on Sep 8, 2016
These have worked well on my trees. The one plum tree without guards was stripped by our local bunnies!
James G on Sep 7, 2016
save trees from animals
ROBERT H on Sep 8, 2016
To protect my new trees from the wind. We have LOTS of wind here in NM.
Diana A on Sep 8, 2016
These have worked well on my trees. The one plum tree without guards was stripped by our local bunnies!
James G on Sep 7, 2016
To help stop sun scald and keep the rabbits from chewing on the trunks of the young trees.
Robert B on Sep 7, 2016
To save the trees from the rabbits
Mark B on Sep 1, 2016
We have a healthy deer, rabbit and mole population - this will help our new trees to grow well.
CHRISTINE L on Jul 31, 2016
Have some. Need more. We have lots of bunnies this year and I'm guessing they might like to sample the bark on my young fruit trees.
Wally K on Jul 26, 2016
I wanted to protect my young Honeycrisp apple trees!
JOHNNY B on Jul 20, 2016
To protect from creatures that nibble fruit bark.
James S on Jul 17, 2016
We planted a new cherry tree and wanted to make sure neither our resident rabbits or deer would damage the trunk of our tree. Also wanted to make sure tree would not be damaged during mowing.
Trudy J on Jul 13, 2016
Ground squirrels,grey squirrels, rabbits, and deer, oh my! They just love my trees! I'm hoping to win this battle without resorting to violence!!!
Richard P H on Jul 10, 2016
To help with pests and sun damage
Theresa T on Jun 24, 2016
Great product
Christopher D on Jun 20, 2016
Used for years, protect from crazy weedeater driver, bark eating critters. Combine it with small fence for baby trees.
JAY G on Jun 16, 2016
I'm trying to grow apples at 8200 ft./elevation. Golden Delicious and Honey Crisp. The UV up here is ferocious, anything that might help protect the trunks from exposure is worth a try.
BTW, last years Goldens are doing well, the Honey Crisp got toasted so I have another one that I'll try. Much nicer starter than I received last year.
John B on Jun 11, 2016
I have many hungry animal visitors to my yard & the tender trunk, limbs & leaves must taste like candy to them. Without tree guards I will never see any fruit.
Larry M on Jun 7, 2016
rabbits
NANCY R on Jun 6, 2016
Good product - have used many of them over the years. Need to keep deer away from tree plantings on shoreline I restored.
JOSEPH S on Jun 6, 2016
I don't want the varmints (voles, rabbits) to chew on my young trees.
Phoebe W on Jun 5, 2016
Cats like to sharpen claws on the trunk!
Charlotte M on Jun 5, 2016
I've used them before and works great.
Kathy J on May 31, 2016
These work great to protect young trees and also expand with the tree.
Brian E on May 26, 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
To protect my new trees from the wind. We have LOTS of wind here in NM.
Diana A on Sep 8, 2016
To help stop sun scald and keep the rabbits from chewing on the trunks of the young trees.
Robert B on Sep 7, 2016
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.
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!
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.
can the 40" be cut to use on a tree that is 27 inches?
Linda H on Aug 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they can be cut to any length. However, If you have side limbs that you plan to be in the area of your tree guard, they will be difficult to fit in. Tree guards are meant for clear spans of tree trunk, not especially side limbs.
What diameter tree can these be used on?
Alice K on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: from pencil size on up to 3-4 inches in diameter. I put mine on pencil size and left them on and as the tree grows in girth it sort of expands along with the growth. My Fuji apple tree is about 4 inches in diameter after two springs. Hope that helps.
Will all kinds of ants attack the fruit on trees?
MARY Z on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You do not indicate where you live, but in 4 season climates, ants do not invade fruits on trees. One exception might be if there was damaged fruit on a tree. Damage might be from hail or a bird pecking the fruit and then the ants may detect that and invade the fruit. Ants don't have the capacity to cause a hole in fruit. They can only 'invade' it after injury is already caused.

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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
Purchased
11 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
Purchased
11 months ago
FANTASTIC PRODUCT.
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
Purchased
11 months ago
PROTECTS FROM MICE
Good product works well saves trees well worth the money
February 19, 2016
Purchased
11 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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year ago
Stark Tree Guards
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
Purchased
11 months ago
adequate
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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
11 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
Purchased
9 months ago
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