Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location East Midlands
Client I. Hart Woodland & Groundcare for Woodland Trust
Products used Vigilis 1.2m tree shelters with 2 releasable ties and tree stakes
 
 

Overview

Suregreen manufactured and supplied 15,500 tree shelters to protect trees on woodland planting for the extension to the Extension to Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood in Leicestershire.

Challenge

The first phase was planted in 2012, with a further tranche of planting work taking place in 2019/20. The very wet planting season delayed the start, so there was some concern over getting the trees established quickly and creating a good visual impact as soon as possible. Understandably, Woodland Trust benefactors like to see the results of their generous donations in terms of woodland creation.

The other concern was the number of smallish planting plots – some adjoining water ways and others filling in corners or sections of existing farmland, with woods and hedges harbouring rabbits and some muntjac deer, which would have made protecting the plots difficult using traditional fencing methods.

Also, with public access and visual impact both important requirements, full-height deer fencing would have been obtrusive and not funded under the appropriate woodland creation grants.

Solution

Woodland Trust to use 1.2m tree shelters on the problem areas, and I. Hart Woodland & Groundcare chose to buy Vigilis tree shelters through Suregreen. Price was one consideration, but the ability to buy tree shelters direct from the manufacturer, who also supplied good quality stakes, made the ordering and supply process much easier to manage.

The Vigilis tree shelters provide an excellent growing environment which encourages fast establishment and speedy growth, and the tree shelters are also longitudinally stronger than most other tree shelters. This makes them perfect for pushing into soil that has been churned up through the heavy rains.

Benefits

Buying from a manufacturer who sells both tubes and stakes made purchasing simple, with one supplier co-ordinating delivery and invoicing for both materials.

Using Vigilis 1.2m tree shelters will safeguard trees on the small and difficult-to-protect planting plots against herbicide spray, rabbit/hare browsing, and deer, as well as allowing both animals and humans to wander freely through the newly planted trees.

Vigilis tree shelters also encourage speedy growth of the young seedlings so that, in 2-3 years’ time, Woodland Trust can confidently anticipate visitors being able to enjoy a scenic stroll through this newly created woodland area.


Overview

Suregreen manufactured and supplied 15,500 tree shelters to protect trees on woodland planting for the extension to the Extension to Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood in Leicestershire.

Challenge

The first phase was planted in 2012, with a further tranche of planting work taking place in 2019/20. The very wet planting season delayed the start, so there was some concern over getting the trees established quickly and creating a good visual impact as soon as possible. Understandably, Woodland Trust benefactors like to see the results of their generous donations in terms of woodland creation.

The other concern was the number of smallish planting plots – some adjoining water ways and others filling in corners or sections of existing farmland, with woods and hedges harbouring rabbits and some muntjac deer, which would have made protecting the plots difficult using traditional fencing methods.

Also, with public access and visual impact both important requirements, full-height deer fencing would have been obtrusive and not funded under the appropriate woodland creation grants.

Solution

Woodland Trust to use 1.2m tree shelters on the problem areas, and I. Hart Woodland & Groundcare chose to buy Vigilis tree shelters through Suregreen. Price was one consideration, but the ability to buy tree shelters direct from the manufacturer, who also supplied good quality stakes, made the ordering and supply process much easier to manage.

The Vigilis tree shelters provide an excellent growing environment which encourages fast establishment and speedy growth, and the tree shelters are also longitudinally stronger than most other tree shelters. This makes them perfect for pushing into soil that has been churned up through the heavy rains.

Benefits

Buying from a manufacturer who sells both tubes and stakes made purchasing simple, with one supplier co-ordinating delivery and invoicing for both materials.

Using Vigilis 1.2m tree shelters will safeguard trees on the small and difficult-to-protect planting plots against herbicide spray, rabbit/hare browsing, and deer, as well as allowing both animals and humans to wander freely through the newly planted trees.

Vigilis tree shelters also encourage speedy growth of the young seedlings so that, in 2-3 years’ time, Woodland Trust can confidently anticipate visitors being able to enjoy a scenic stroll through this newly created woodland area.


 
 
 
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