Tree shelters that don’t cost the Earth

Made from British wool
Biodegradable and environmental degradation
Warrantied to last at least five years
Break down to feed the soil and support the ecosystem

We spent four years working with industry experts, researching the most sustainable materials to develop shelters that protect young trees without harming the environment.

NexGen Tree Shelters in sunny woodland with new metal ties

NexGen wool-based tree shelters

We make all our tree shelters, shrub shelters, hedging guards and vole guards from a mix of British wool, ethically sourced natural materials and resins, and an innovative custom polymer.

NexGen shelters:

  • break down through a combination of biodegradable (fungal, algae, mosses and other soil organisms) and environmental degradation (UV, rain, ice and wind)
  • leave no hazardous materials in the environment
  • have passed industry-standard ecotoxicity tests
  • are pH neutral
  • have been on trial at numerous sites across the UK for more than three years, and are still going strong with good tree growth
  • are the first tree shelters to come with a five year warranty
  • do not need to be collected and recycled
Nexgen tree shelters provides a 5 year warranty

“We want to help mitigate climate change, support the demand to plant trees and reduce the environmental impact of plastic in our countryside.”

Gary Hurlstone, Founder and MD, NexGen Tree Shelters

A viable alternative to plastic

Tree shelters help establish and protect young trees, so they play a vital role in the global drive to create new forests and woodlands. Currently, most tree shelters are made from plastic. Since the 1980’s at least 700 million plastic shelters have been used in the UK.

We can help you replace the use of plastic tree shelters and nylon cable ties with a viable, environmentally friendly alternative. Our shelters:

  • break down into CO2, H2O and nitrogen
  • create a nourishing micro-environment for the sapling
  • let in the right level and spectrum of light to promote healthy plants and strong, balanced growth
  • can be easily pushed down into the soil, sealing off the base to protect young plants from grazing animals and harmful herbicide and pesticide sprays
  • are proven to last at least five years (depending on location, tree canopy, soil and microbes)
  • need no collection, cleaning or recycling
  • support mosses and lichens the surface of our shelters to help create and sustain rich biodiversity
  • change colour over time to blend into the natural environment, with no loss of performance
NexGen Tree Shelters in sunny woodland with new metal ties

“There are quite a few NexGen guards on trial at Broughton Sanctuary. I like the way they blend into the surrounding countryside and change colour as lichens and mosses grow on them. The trees seem happy too. We’ve had no problems with rabbits, voles or deer browsing. And, if we don’t have to remove the guards at the end of their useful life, it will save us a fortune in labour and recycling costs”.

Wayne Scurrah, Scurrah Associates

NexGen. Protect your young trees. Protect the environment.

Get in touch today to find out more