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Tree Guard Non-Invasive Dynamic Cabling

Protect your customers' trees better with Tree Guard dynamic cabling. This noninvasive tree support system does a better job of supporting trees than steel cable because the system has the ability to flex as the tree moves in wind or under ice and snow. If the system is overloaded, specially designed over-load indicators become visible on the slings used to install it - a vast improvement over static steel cable which can fail without visible warning. Because Tree Guard installation uses slings wrapped around the stems to be supported and spliced rope to connect them, there is no drilling in the tree. This helps preserve the integrity of a marginal tree, and can mean a more successful preservation.

All cabling systems have to be inspected and periodically maintained. Tree Guard is easier to inspect than any other tree support system because of the overload indicators built into the slings which are clearly visible from the ground. These indicators become visible when the system load exceeds 75%. When the customer sees that in their tree, they know it is time to call you. Tree Guard line comes in two different elasticities, either 5% or 20%, which allows cabling systems to be better customized according to the specific needs of the individual tree. Because it uses slings, Tree guard does not place the line around the trunk, which prevents the throat of the eye splice being forced open over time as the tree grows.

    Key Benefits:
  • No drilling of holes that could damage the tree
  • Dynamic material reacts to real-world stress
  • Easily installed with a simple 12-Strand Splice
  • Built-In Overload Indicators on 2, 4, and 8-ton slings
  • Effective life of at least 8 years

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Tree Guard Slings

Tree guard slings should be long enough to lay both eyes easily side by side. The sling length should be 4 times the diameter of the branch. Tree Guard slings are protected by an anti-abrasion cover, and feature overload indicators on the 2, 4, and 8-ton slings.

2 Ton Tree Guard Slings

2 Ton Tree Guard Slings

20” / 0.5 m Sling
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30” / 0.75 m Sling
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40” / 1 m Sling
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50” / 1.25 m Sling
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59” / 1.5 m Sling
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4 Ton Tree Guard Slings

4 Ton Tree Guard Slings

30” / 0.75 m Sling
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40” / 1 m Sling
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50” / 1.25 m Sling
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59” / 1.5 m Sling
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69” / 1.75 m Sling
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79” / 2 m Sling
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4 Ton Tree Guard Slings

8 Ton Tree Guard Slings

40” / 1 m Sling
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50” / 1.25 m Sling
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59” / 1.5 m Sling
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69” / 1.75 m Sling
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79” / 2 m Sling
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99” / 2.5 m Sling
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118” / 3 m Sling
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4 Ton Tree Guard Slings

12 Ton Tree Guard Slings

40” / 1 m Sling
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50” / 1.25 m Sling
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59” / 1.5 m Sling
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69” / 1.75 m Sling
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79” / 2 m Sling
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99” / 2.5 m Sling
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Tree Guard Rope

Tree Guard rope is a 12-strand hollow braid that is easy to splice by hand, making installation quick and easy, and much nicer than working with steel cabling. Tree Guard is available in 3 sizes and strengths. Each size is available in 5% elasticity or 20% elasticity for installations that require more stretch in the system.

14mm Tree Guard Rope

14mm Tree Guard Rope

20% Elongation - Blue Tracer
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5% Elongation - Green Tracer
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14mm Tree Guard Rope has a strength of 20 kN (4,500 lb.) 12-strand hollow braid rope is easily hand-spliced. Sold by the foot.

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18mm Tree Guard Rope

18mm Tree Guard Rope

20% Elongation - Blue Tracer
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5% Elongation - Green Tracer
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18mm Tree Guard Rope has a strength of 40 kN (9,000 lb.) 12-strand hollow braid rope is easily hand-spliced. Sold by the foot.

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26mm Tree Guard Rope

26mm Tree Guard Rope

20% Elongation - Blue Tracer
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5% Elongation - Green Tracer
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26mm Tree Guard Rope has a strength of 80 kN (18,000 lb.) 12-strand hollow braid rope is easily hand-spliced. Sold by the foot.

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Tree Guard Entry Kit

Tree Guard Entry Kits

Mixed Kit

Kit43‑1
Contents:
• 20" 2-ton slings x 2
• 30" 2-ton slings x 4
• 30" 4-ton slings x 2
• 40" 4-ton slings x 2
• 50" 4-ton slings x 2
• Large canvas gear bag
• 50' of 14 mm, 5% stretch rope
• 50' of 14 mm, 20% stretch rope
• 50' of 18 mm 5% stretch rope
• 50' of 18 mm 20% stretch rope
• Wire basket fid
• 1 roll black vinyl tape

2-Ton Kit

Kit43‑2
Contents:
•  20" 2-ton slings x 2
• 30" 2-ton slings x 6
• 40" 2-ton slings x 6
• 50" 2-ton slings x 6
• 59" 2-ton slings x 2
• 75' of 14mm 20% stretch rope
• 75' of 14mm 5% stretch rope

4-Ton Kit

Kit43‑3
Contents:
•  40" 4-ton slings x 4
• 50" 4-ton slings x 6
• 59" 4-ton slings x 6
• 69" 4-ton slings x 6
• 100' of 18mm 20% stretch rope
• 100' of 18mm 5% stretch rope

We've collected enough tree guard rope and slings to tackle a variety of jobs in the packages below. The mixed kit is built to give you a variety of diameters of rope and sizes of slings to tackle whatever comes up, while the 2-ton and 4-ton kits focus on one rating to give you plenty of material to tackle multiple jobs within that size range.

Mixed Kit: Cabling with Tree Guard is an investment which will quickly pay for itself. We've made it easier to get started using this new system with this startup kit, which provides an excellent array of slings and rope to cover the most likely cabling situations, along with a gear bag and splicing fid.

2-Ton Kit: This kit is a quick way to grab enough 2-ton slings and 14mm rope to tackle stems in the 5" - 12" range. Contains slings and rope for about eleven 2-stem cable installations. (Longer than average cable installations may require more rope.) Kit does not include bag or splicing fid.

4-Ton Kit: The 4-ton slings and rope in 18mm rope in this kits is good for stems 10" - 18" range. Contains slings and rope for about eleven 2-stem cable installations. (Longer than average cable installations may require more rope.) Kit does not include bag or splicing fid.

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