Fence Design Around Trees

Sometimes trees get in the way of heels, sometimes fences get in the way of trees, and sometimes fences are a tree’s best buddy. When fences and trees come into battle, creative fence design can help solve the issue, and if trees need to be protected from injury, the right kind of fence can help make certain that the tree has a long, healthy life.

Perimeter Fences

When a tree is growing at the line of a fence that is planned, the best fence design choice is to angle the fence round the tree, since this alternative is the simplest in terms of the fence design and it prevents potential damage to the tree that other solutions might cause. The contractor should be careful to safeguard the tree’s root system as much as possible when digging fence post holes and the fence should remain far away in the tree to allow adequate space for the tree’s growth. When the fence is a perimeter fence and the tree is growing on the property line, the fence must be angled to the inside of the property.

Fencing Between Trees

Another alternative for dealing with trees at the fence line entails extending the fence between the trees, allowing the trees to interrupt the fence and stopping the fence as close as possible to the tree trunks. The fence shouldn’t be attached directly to the tree, since the tree’s growth may lead to damage to the fence and also injury to the tree. Gaps between the fence and tree trunks may be covered with plastic-clad wire mesh that is connected to the fence and also wrapped round the tree back.

Tree Guards

Tree guards are ornamental fences that circle a tree’s back and protect it from damage. They are used primarily in urban areas where trees develop Ebay as well as other pathways and are meant to protect the tree in pedestrians, pets, bicycles and other traffic hazards. Low guards provide minimal protection for the foundation of the tree’s trunk, while taller guards protect the back into the height of five feet or more. Tree guards are typically constructed from aluminum, iron or other metal and are available in a huge variety of ornamental styles and designs.

Deer Fences

In rural locations, where damage brought on by deer and other wildlife is a concern, trees can be protected by fences around every vulnerable plant. Basic but powerful deer fences are simple in design, comprising plastic mesh circling the tree and backed by wooden or metal stakes. So as to adequately safeguard the tree, the fence must be high enough to prevent deer from reaching and must be far enough in the tree to keep deer from fresh leaves and limbs.

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