Posted by Ashley Carlton on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 @ 11:16 PM
ArborGuy Plants the Seeds to Success for Urban Landscapes
ArborGuy Plants the Seeds to Success for Urban Landscapes:
Trees are complicated beings. They have specific needs, and require conducive environments in order to flourish and grow. Citygreen® acknowledges this fact, and with their wide range of products, they are innovating the way trees are planted. One of these products includes the ArborGuy, a system that is hopefully replacing tree staking entirely in both urban and rural environments.
The ArborGuy is best suited for root ball trees, and eliminates damage to the root ball that can otherwise occur with typical tree staking practices. The kit includes strapped anchor systems with drive ins, heavy duty composite anchors, a webbing strap and rachet tensioner. In the event of underground utilities in the vicinity of the planting, a “deadman”guying system with 3 heavy timbers is included.
“Once installed, each one of the three Arborguy ground anchors can withstand up to 1340 kilos of upward force… If required, the system can be retensioned at a later date.”
Part of the strength of this system is the use of a subterranean triangular configuration, in comparison to a tree staking, which features 12 stakes driven into the ground, and ties which cut into the tree trunk over time. Because this system is entirely subterranean, the finished look is a healthy, secured tree growing from the earth, devoid of stakes and ties jutting up around each trunk.
“…Improper tree staking replaces a supportive trunk and root system with an artificial support that causes the tree to put its resources into growing taller but not growing wider.” The result is a smaller trunk susceptible to breakage or uprooting in storm conditions: an undesirable and avoidable expense.
With smarter planting, we can have smarter futures with less expense, and more healthy trees.