Tree Protection Kit
$8.50 – $60.00
- Kit to properly protect tree trunk and label
- 36 x 24 non-rusting metal screens
- 12″ Durable plastic coated wires to attach guard
- Solid rust free metal cultivar label & durable tie
- Instructions and tips included
If young trees are not protected against critters, they are very likely to be killed in year one. We coach to protect the tree for the life of it, though the first dozen years is especially important.
These kits are for those who either have only a few trees, or don't have the time to trim out materials . The guard is exactly what we currently use at Walden Heights, rust free metal screening in a size that allows us to wrap in multiple passes to prevent passage of insects, voles, rabbits/hares, beaver, deer and porcupine from the lower tree trunk. Note that we have bulk kits as well. For those that have hundreds of trees, you may want to get bulk material factory direct, but for those that want the convenience we offer this. Also included is a high quality tree tag and tie (plastic and aluminum foil tags will only last a year or two).
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.
We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.
We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.