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Green-tech launches an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic tree shelters

The newly launched Bio-Earth Tree Shelter is a biodegradable plastic-free tree shelter. An environmentally-friendly alternative to the traditional plastic products used to protect young trees and hedges.

Green-tech has been involved in its development over the last two years to meet the growing demand from the landscaping and forestry industries to reduce the plastic tree shelter shelters used as essential protection during tree planting.

The Bio-Earth Tree Shelter is made from a special water-proof FSC-approved cardboard which is 100% biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable. Its lifespan is dependent upon planting conditions and location but is typically 3 years.

Once the tree is established enough to no longer need it, the Bio-Earth Tree Shelter can be left to safely biodegrade.

Ventilation and light holes at the top of the Bio-Earth Tree Shelter provide the tree or whip with an ideal growing climate. It comes with a ‘no ties’ staking and securing system which ensures that planting is done swiftly and simply without any further materials, just the stake.

Sales director Richard Gill comments: “Reducing plastic and sustainability has been high on our agenda for a long time and we have been working on its development for two years. It is a fantastic feeling to see it come to life.

“The Bio-Earth Tree Shelter has been designed to be supplied flat-pack, hugely reducing the carbon footprint on deliveries as they take up so much less space than a traditional shelter; another area we are working on across the business.”

Green-tech is selling the plastic-free tree shelters in a range of heights from 60cm through to 1.5m and provide the option to buy the stakes and canes as part of a package. For more information or to place an order visit their website.

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