Tuesday’s Find…rethinking tree guards

How many times have I walked by trees surrounded by these oh so functional guards?  They’re not used much anymore and even when they were I didn’t give them much thought.  Today, looking for a ‘find’ I saw at them with ‘new’ eyes and thought how great these could be plant supports or sculptual garden elements rather than plant protection.

Tree guards

Wall mounted or free standing these could be wonderful for any number of climbing plants–or as I would probably use them…as a vertical architectural element on their own. I’m sure you could find these in a salvage yard, but the ones shown are from The Elemental Garden in CT.

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