When planting young trees, a basic prerequisite to ensure proper growth is that they are properly secured. This securing must be done quickly, gently and cost-effectively. GEFA Fabritz tree bracing systems have been fulfilling these criteria for years.
The textile GEFA Premium tree bracing webbing keeps trees in the proper position during the critical infancy phase. This webbing looks good and is high quality, gentle and inexpensive to install.
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The initial 3 years of life are the critical infancy phase for trees. If a young tree is battered by high winds, its newly-formed fine roots will not be able to withstand these forces and will tear. This will cause the tree to lose stability at an early stage, and it may start to lean as it grows. Traditional stake bracing using three stakes is easy to set up, and therefore a popular method. However, coconut cord binders are time-consuming to install, and have to be retightened at intervals. In addition, these natural fibres rot quickly and look unattractive.
• Can be more quickly applied than coconut cord
• No retightening necessary
• Gentle on bark and cambium
• No material remaining after processing
• Polyester fabric in modified weave
• Complete with "growth expander" and therefore more elastic than conventional fabric binders
• Highly tear-resistant
• UV protected
• Weather proof
The GEFA tree binding made of brown polyester premium belt is available in three different versions for conventional post binding. The tree tie strap is used for smaller trees, bale-free goods and the required collision protection.
Product variants GEFA Fabritz Premium tree tie strap:
- Premium tree tie strap 30 mm wide, on a 100 m roll. - Premium tree tie strap 48 mm wide, on a 100 m roll. - Premium tree tie strap 66 mm wide, on a 50 m roll.
Low tree bracing
PRODUCTION VARIATIONS GEFA tree bracing webbing 48 mm wide, polyester, brown, each on a 100 m roll GEFA tree bracing webbing Premium+ for low bracing 66 mm wide, polyester, brown, on 50 m roll. Plants grow in response to requirements (thigmomorphogenesis). Low tree bracing is used to ensure that young trees are still able to move. This increased freedom of movement has a positive influence on the growth of a plant, and the tree forms a sturdier trunk. Low tree bracing requires trees to be fastened to only approximately one third of the usual bracing height. In Great Britain, Scandinavia and the Netherlands, low tree bracing has in the meantime become the standard method of tree bracing.
Advantages of low tree bracing
• Saves raw materials
The bark on young trees is highly sensitive. A protective hose placed around the trunk prevents it from being rubbed. Tests by the Landesversuchsanstalt (State Research Institute) in Quedlinburg have shown that the risk of bracing or cords growing into the bark is extremely low for GEFA tree bracing webbing. In spite of this: we recommend that you monitor bracing regularly! The tree bracing can be removed after three years. If fastened to a support for too long, the trunk of the upper half of a tree will grow substantially thicker than the lower half.
Tree binding protective tube
The protective hose prevents rubbing on the bark in wind and weather. The pressure distribution and the protection against rubbing play an important role both for the service life of the built-in safety components and for the trees themselves. That is why we carry a wide range of pure protective hoses, pressure-distributing rub protection and loop tapes.
The tree binding should be removed after 3 years. If it is attached to a support for too long, the trunk of the upper half becomes much stronger than that of the lower half.