Supersoft Tree Tie
£5.80 + £4.99 p&p
John Chambers Wildflower Seed 01423 332130 johnchamberswildflowers.co.uk
Made of weatherproof rubber elastomer, uv-stabilised and cold and pollution resistant. Five in a pack. Length: 16in (40cm). .
Quickly gave the figure-of-eight shape needed for a cushion between tree and stake. With more stretch than most, it still supported the tree firmly while encouraging root establishment. Rubber ribbing on the inside meant rain water ran down though the channels rather than being trapped where it might encourage disease.
Well priced, strong and more forgiving if you forget to inspect and regularly adjust – there’s no spacer to lose either. Eight year life expectancy, so re-use is possible. A longer tie is also available.