Tree Guards For Deer - 24"


Our Tree Guards for Deer are flat polyethylene sheets used to form tubes that protect your seedlings from deer. This product can be formed into a tube shape with the included releasable zip ties. The tube has permanent venting and has a diameter of 4.15". They have 5-7 years of UV stabilization.

The tree guards are available in a number of height options, and can be easily moved and reused for multiple applications.

***Minimum Order Requirement is 100 Units.***

Available in 12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 48", 60", and 72" height options. View All Products >

Stakes and bird net not included.


  • Brand: TreePro
  • Size: Various
  • Material:  Polypropylene
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  • Rigid, Single-wall design with a seam down one side
  • 100% Recycled Polyethylene (milk jug plastic) Slit Tube
  • UV Stabilized for 5 to 7 years
  • Tab Flared Top to protect seedling from sharp edges
  • Tube diameter of 4.15" (allows connecting multiple protectors for larger diameter)
  • Permanent Venting- Vents start half way up to allow herbicide spray around the base
  • Releasble UV Treated Zip Ties included
  • Mesh Bird Net at no additional cost upon request for 48” and taller


  • Made of HDPE (#2 plastic)
  • 3/8" Vent and tie placement holes
  • UV Stabilized for 5-7 years
  • Includes releasable zip ties

Tree Guards Help Protect New Trees From Deer

As beautiful and graceful as deer might be, they can be a threat to trees that have just been planted. Deer have certain grazing habits that will damage saplings, prevent natural growth, and in some cases might kill the sapling. In areas with large populations of deer, you can protect these young trees using tree guards that are specifically designed to ward off deer. In the following, we will go over deer-proof tree guards, provide the benefits, how to choose the right kind for your needs, and installation tips to help you grow healthy, young trees.

Why You Need Deer-Proof Tree Guards

As beautiful and graceful as they might be, deer can cause a lot of damage to the bark on trees, and branches, while eating leaves and buds. The tree's growth can be stunted and diseases or insects can develop in weakened trees. If you want healthy, flourishing trees, the first step is getting tree guards.

Deer Grazing

Deer Grazing in Front Yard

The Benefits Of Tree Guards

Protection From Physical Harm: Tree guards are barriers that will prevent deer from getting to your tree's bark and branches.

Improve The Health And Growth Of Trees: Preventing deer from grazing, tree guards can help trees mature quickly and maintain good health.

Save On Costs: Tree guards can save you money over time in comparison to replacing trees that have become damaged.

Aesthetic and Functional Adaptability: Trees are adaptable and tree guards offer both functional and pleasing appearances to draw neighbors and friends to your landscape because healthy, thriving trees are captivating.

Kinds Of Tree Guards

Plastic Mesh Guards: Plastic mesh guards are a very popular choice for guarding trees from grazing deer. Plastic mesh guards are made from strong, long-lasting plastic that can withstand the activities of deer trying to move beyond the guard.

Pros – Lightweight, cost-effective, and very easy to install.

Cons – Not as durable as metal and might have to be replaced in a few years.

Solid Plastic Tubes:

These tubes offer a higher level of protection by wrapping the tree trunk in a hard shell. Solid plastic tubes are great for areas that deal with large populations of deer.

Pros – Offers excellent protection and will last for a long time.

Cons – These are more expensive than others and might cause the trees to overheat if not properly ventilated.

Metal Tree Tubes: Metal tubes are the strongest, long-lasting tubes where large levels of deer are present. Also, these guards can be custom-made to fit any tree size for perfect results.

Pros - These tubes are long-lasting, can withstand onslaughts from deer, are designed for excellent appeal.

Cons - They are more expensive and more burdensome to install.

Deer Eating from Bird Feeder

Deer Grazing from Bird Feeder

Electric Tree Guards:

Electric tree guards are designed to deliver a mild shock when touched. This product requires access to a power line and regular maintenance to ensure it functions properly.

Pros – Very effective for driving off deer.

Cons – Requires higher costs to set up, must have an electrical source, and continual maintenance must be performed.

Deer in Field

Deer Eating Grass

Choosing The Right Tree Guard

There are a few factors to consider before choosing your tree guard.

Deer Population: The intensity of the deer population in your area. The deer population can play an important part when choosing the right tree guard. Decide how the tree guards will look in your landscaping. Tree guards have several options including functionality and appearance.


Installation is very important if you want the tree guards to work properly. This is what you need to do:

Prepare The Area: Clean out weeds, debris, and mulch from the base of the tree so the tree guard will fit snugly and is sturdy enough so deer cannot push it over.

Setup The Guard: You need to center the guard around the tree trunk. Make sure it’s high enough so deer can not reach over it. The guard should be 5 and 6 feet in height.

Securing The Guard: The guard must be secured to the ground using staples or ties. This is especially important if you are using a lightweight plastic or mesh guard Check it to ensure it’s securely in place so it cannot be knocked down.

Perform Regular Maintenance: You need to check the guards regularly to see if there are any signs of wear and tear, damage, or if something came loose. Make adjustments so it works with the tree’s girth, and the guard remains effective.

In Conclusion

Investing in deer-proof tree guards is very important for those wanting to protect their trees in a deer-populated area. Learn about and understand the different kinds of tree guards out there. Know your specific needs and follow the best practices for installing the guards which will allow you to watch your saplings grow into healthy trees.

Mom and Baby Deer

Two Deer in Yard