Q: How can I take part in the ongoing trials?
A: To be a part of our trials feel free to complete the form above. Our tree shelter expert, Tim, will be in contact.
Q: How long will Vigilis-Bio protect young trees?
A: Vigilis-bio is designed to provide good physical protection to growing trees for approximately 5 years. After that time, the soil bacteria will begin to break down the shelter, leaving behind only CO2, water and a few naturally occurring minerals.
Q: How can you be sure that Vigilis-Bio will biodegrade?
A: Vigilis-Bio has undergone ISO standard biodegradation testing, which measures the conversion of carbon into CO2 and biomass by microorganisms. This testing is carried out on fragmented Vigilis-Bio material, which has been put in contact with natural samples of soil containing microorganisms.
Q: Why not get rid of tree shelters altogether or perhaps use fencing instead?
A: On some sites, dispensing with tree shelters can result in the loss of 80% to 90% of saplings - this is expensive and inefficient. Fencing can be useful but is costly and compromises the free movement of animals and consequent biodiversity which is vital to landowners and other stakeholders.