We are a family who after planting trees and wrapping them in plastic wanted to find a sustainable alternative. After scouring the internet to no avail we set about creating something ourselves. With our knowledge of fibre (we have already made a reusable paint tray from it) and some expert advice from arboriculturalists we came up with a solution, trialled it and finally, 5 years later bought it to market. Our guards have now been successfully used on many different locations in the UK and also the USA, from railway hedgerows to coastal tree planting and everything in between.
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“Quick & easy to install!”
“We use WhiptecBio guards as our No.1 choice of tree guards for many reasons. We have seen a high success rate using these guards and they biodegrade over time, which is important on large scale projects. We can literally install them and forget about them. Quick and easy to install, (no more plastic ties!) aesthetically pleasing and most importantly, they are reasonably priced. I like the fact they come in different sizes as well which suits our many needs, highly recommended.”
Trees and Woodlands Technical Officer
Leicester City Council
“A sustainable solution for a healthier environment”
“We have sold a large number of WhiptecBio guards here at the nursery. We encourage our customers to use these products as much as possible. Conventional plastic guards offer protection to the trees, but ultimately are a detriment to the environment and our soils. The WhiptecBio guard offers a sustainable alternative. The naturally biodegradable material can be left onsite to biodegrade in a 3-4 years, in which time the tree will have successfully established. Feedback from our customers has been extremely positive. They are easy to install, offer the same strength, performance and flexibility as their plastic counterparts and finally operate efficiently in dry, wet and exposed conditions. Planting trees is an essential component in tackling climate change, as a result we need an equally sustainable solution to help create a healthier environment.”
“Fully biodegradable & compostable”
“At KPS we use the WhiptecBio guards as they are made from recycled materials and are fully biodegradable and compostable, with a good life span. Our clients also like them because of the same reasons, the price is good too.”
KPS Contractors Ltd