For the next tree-planting season why no think eco-friendly?

For the next tree-planting season why no think eco-friendly?

TREE planting season is nearly over – but that’s the perfect time to assess how sustainable your planting is – and consider our plastic-free tree-shelters.

Sirane (owners of Field & Fare) developed the eco tree-shelter as a sustainable, recyclable and compostable alternative to the plastic-guards commonly used to protect young trees.

Our Earthboard tree-shelters use a unique water-resistant board, which is additionally coated to give all the properties required to last outside for many years.

We've just made them available to purchase in 20s (previously the MOQ was 100) and also added some new sizes, including thinner hedgerow-guards and wider shrub-guards. 

Here’s not just one, not two, but 18 very good reasons to choose our tree-shelters.

  1. UK manufactured – made in Telford at our board conversion site
  2. Plastic-free tree-shelter solution
  3. Our eco tree-shelters are PLA-free
  4. Made from the most sustainable and recycled materials from managed forests
  5. Additional barrier coating is vegetable/plant based and food safe
  6. Our eco tree-shelters are biodegradable
  7. Fully recyclable in the paper waste stream / kerbside collectable.
  8. Shipped flat-packed in pallet boxes with up to 2,000 per pallet – as many as 96,000 tree-shelters can be shipped on one lorry, saving massively on transport costs - but you can buy from as few as 20 here on Field & Fare
  9. Easy to assemble and stake with no need to kneel on the ground
  10. No plastic or tricky cable ties are needed
  11. Easy to carry more out in one go in a backpack or bag for planting
  12. No need to collect at end of life – can be left in situ
  13. Test sites show excellent comparative results for tree growth versus plastic guards
  14. Proven for over 3 and a half years in situ, expectation 5 years plus
  15. Sizes available for young trees are 60cm / 75cm. We also now offer shub-guards and hedgerow guards
  16. Competitively priced tree-shelter solution
  17. Ideal for companies and organisations wanting to get involved in planting trees and carbon off-setting
  18. NEW brandable options for brands and organisations wanting to engage with communities, enhance marketing, advertise for years etc. We can print anything from a logo up to full colour, fully branded tree-shelters

More than 2 million trees are planted every year in the UK alone – meaning a massive amount of plastic could be removed from the environment.

Ross Griffin, director of board products, said: “There’s many compelling reasons to make the switch, not only are they an eco-friendly tree-shelter solution, but there’s cost savings – including on transport where as many as 96,000 shelters fit in one lorry, and also because they can be left in situ, so there is no cost associated with retrieving them after a few years.

“They will last the requisite amount of time in the wild but will eventually biodegrade and disappear into the soil, feeding the tree they have spent years protecting.

Our tree-guards are supplied in green as standard – but could be supplied in almost any colour – and can also be supplied with custom printing/branding if required, subject to minimum order quantities.

For more information, email Corissa Haycock at or visit our dedicated eco tree-shelters website which is