• Protect saplings from livestock and other animals

    Protect saplings from livestock and other animals

  • Innovative spike design imitates a sturdy “cactus”

    Innovative spike design imitates a sturdy “cactus”

  • Spikes and cage are strong

    Spikes and cage are strong

  • Effective against a range of animals

    Effective against a range of animals

  • Quick and easy to tie and untie if maintenance is needed

    Quick and easy to tie and untie if maintenance is needed

  • Best tree guard for use amongst grazing animals

    Best tree guard for use amongst grazing animals

Introducing the Cactus Tree Guard

An innovative tree guard, providing effective protection against cattle, deer, pigs, goats, sheep and other animals.

  • unique spike design discourages animals from pushing and rubbing
  • spikes and tree guard are sturdy enough to withstand large animals
  • can be fitted by one person working alone
  • accessories include “EasyTied” custom drill fitting (for the wire ties) and drive rod/knocker for support poles
  • long life enables tree guards to be re-used
  • overall, an extremely cost-effective solution

Cactus Tree Guards

The revolutionary Cactus Tree Guard introduces a unique and highly effective way to protect trees from livestock and wild animals.

Tried and tested now for several years in Spain and since 2018 by us in the UK. Made from light-weight galvanised steel, the guards are flexible and easily formed from a flat sheet. This makes the guards perfect to transport and install in the most remote places where other guards would incur far higher transportation and labour costs. Equally ideal for a home paddock with a horse, agro-forestry, parkland or wood pasture restoration or creation.

The guards have the advantage of not being visible until very close up, reducing the cluttered effect that other tree cages can create. There are now no limits to where you can plant trees!

Photo: Tim Nicholson, Cactus Tree Guards Ltd

I had been looking for a cost-effective solution to protect young trees whilst still grazing animals; something that all farmers could afford to use without loss of grazing. Cactus tree guards have been designed by copying the way trees defend themselves in nature, flexible with many large thorns. As soon as I saw Cactus tree guards I knew it was the best solution for this problem. A solution that would bridge the gap between woods and hedges with the potential to increase Britain’s most valuable habitat on which so many of our declining species once relied. For parkland, wood pasture, silvo-pasture, orchards and hedgerow trees, Cactus tree guards have huge potential to increase tree cover in the UK and Ireland. 
Tim Nicholson, Cactus Tree Guards Ltd

What our customers say

The thorny tree guards are very impressive. I was up looking at the one small seedlings that we protected in July 2019, and the small seedlings are now flying up.

 

Hugh McLindon

Wicklow

April 2021

Once we had done our sums this was a no brainer against all the alternatives.

 

Jeremy, dairy farmer

Sussex

January 2021

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