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Tree wraps

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by clc2003, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. clc2003

    clc2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ia
    Posts: 267

    I am looking for those plastic corrugated wraps that look kinda like tile that are put around new/young trees. Can someone tell me where to find them?
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Recommendation is to not use them. The only time your actually supposed to is in the first winter, if you install the trees in the fall.

    The wraps actually create a place for moisture to be held and also a place where insects and disease can thrive.

    So, do you really need them in your situation?


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  3. clc2003

    clc2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ia
    Posts: 267

    Well yes i think so. I have some customers who have young trees and they are getting a little beat up from weed eating. i thought they would protect the trees from that. If you disagree, what would you recommend?
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Don't use the weed eater near the trees.
     
  5. clc2003

    clc2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ia
    Posts: 267

    Wow that was such helpful advice. That isn't possible
     
  6. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    Just use 4inch drain pipe.
     
  7. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266


    You can kill the tree by girdling. Remove the grass and build a mulch ring. You can use circle of polypropylene before application of the mulch if desire. Don't build a volcano.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Make it possible.
     

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