Eco Gard

Biodegradable tree and plant protectors

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Protect your plants naturally

Quick & easy to install

100% Biodegradable

Protection from the elements

Whether you're after 25 or 10,000 we have competitive pricing options available to meet your needs.

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Creator of Eco Gard Julia showing an installed tree protector

The Eco Gard Story

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customer feedback

What a fabulous product! I was looking for tree protectors to not only protect my recent investments from the upcoming Southland winter, but also from the rabbits that kept over-pruning my new trees! I really didn't want to use any plastic, so I was so happy to find the Eco Gards. The  number one selling point for me was that they were eco-friendly, natural and bio-degradable… I am very pleased overall. I will definitely continue to use the Eco Gard for future plantings.

Jana Cornes, Southland

I can vouch for the refined 2 stake design being smart, quicker and easier to install than the older version.  While these are more expensive than the plastic versions available, there are no concerns about these choking dolphins and other wildlife. There’s also no need to dispose of them at the end of their life, saving time on man hours and dumping fees. Simply leave them in the environment to biodegrade naturally.

Heath Melville, Land Management & Biodiversity Advisor for Environment Canterbury in Kaikoura

We bought 50 Eco Gards last month and absolutely love them!  We've had very strong winds and driving hail the last few days and they are all still doing their job.  Will definately be buying more when we plant out the next stage.

Julia Latham, Southland

We are pleased with the performance of the Eco Gards, and we'll look to use more of them in future.

Rob Harrison, Cobden Aromahana Sanctuary group, who are helping the develop a former refuse dump into a recreation area.

Eco gards around aotearoa

New shelter belt

About 400 Eco Gards were put in on this South Canterbury farm to protect a new shelter belt.  

Student Volunteer Army

Students did a fabulous job at 'The Big Give' planting day supported by City Care at the Styx River.  March 2019

Native border

Eco Gards are protecting the new natives on this lifestyle block in Southland.

Eco Gard samples

We sent a box of samples for each of the participants at the Coastal Restoration Trust conference in early 2020.  

Local park gets a make over

We were proud to be part of this Christchurch City Council initiative where local school children planted trees and protected them with natural plant protectors - including our Eco Gards.  

Planting for the next generation

We love seeing kids and families out there taking part in community tree planting events.  This is from the 'Summer in the Styx' event in Christchurch.  

Waterway planting

At the Styx River in Christchurch, organised by the Styx Living Laborotary Trust and supported by Christchurch City Council.  

Along the roadside

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway group is doing amazing things between Sumner and Ferrymead.  Pictured is our original model of Eco Gard protecting new natives.  We've refined our design since to make them quicker to install.  

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Blending in to the environment

Park rangers and volunteers have been busy at the Port Hills in Canterbury.  These Eco Gards were installed about a year before the photo was taken, and they are doing well.