With spring grass growth upon them, local authorities are flat out mowing their parks and reserves. In Lower Hutt, a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand, the council is safeguarding its young trees by having its contractors use Replas recycled-plastic tree guards. These tree guards are easily installed using the special turf cutter as seen employed below.

For this Hutt Valley crew, it is but a ten minute job to place this simple but effective tree protection that will remain in place for as long as deemed necessary. Once the tree outgrows the need for protection, it’s simply a matter of unbolting the stainless steel bracket for reuse of the long-lasting rings time and again.