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Fruit Growers

How Can We Support Your Fruit Growing?

No matter what the scale of your operation, we appreciate that protecting fruit trees and increasing yields is a crucial concern of many. Whether you're planting on a commercial or domestic basis, we can provide several products to help you protect your stakes and supports. Read on to understand why strong supports are vital for fruit growing and how Postsaver can help.
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Why Should I Stake My Fruit Trees?

As you know, tree stakes are an essential addition to a young tree or plant. The timber support allows young trees to establish firm root anchors, giving them a better life expectancy and yield prospects. In areas with high winds or loose soils, tree stakes need to remain strong and secure. Other uses for timber include tree guards or timber netting supports. These are all vital for preventing wildlife damage or fruit loss from birds.

In all settings, these supports need to be reliable and reusable time and time again, as not only can they be a substantial cost to purchase, but they also protect future yields and profits.

The length of time a tree is staked depends on several factors, including the type of tree, soil conditions, root type, and wind exposure.

Will My Wooden Tree Stakes Last, And How Can I Reuse Them?

One of the most cost-effective solutions for tree stakes is wooden posts. They become increasingly cost-effective if growers can reuse them for multiple trees.

Wooden posts, however, are prone to rot at the ground line section because of moisture ingress and fungi. Fortunately, the issue of ground rot can be isolated and protected with a simple, low-cost Postsaver Pro-Sleeve. The dual-layer technology completely seals the surface of the wood with an air and water tight seal for maximum protection. Learn more about our Pro-Sleeves here.

The simple addition of a Postsaver Pro-Sleeve can extend your tree stakes' lifespan to a minimum of 20-years. The dual-layer barrier system allows you to reuse posts time and time again when lifting and replacing with a tractor or by hand. Be sure to inspect the sleeve before re-installation to check there are no holes or splits.
What Other Applications Do Timber Supports Have In Fruit Growing?
As well as being a useful option for tree stakes, you've told us that timber supports make up a vital part of your hail netting infrastructure. Treating these posts to last is crucial to help you protect your yields. We understand the complications of using a heavily treated copper pole and how this could affect your crops. Using a Postsaver Pro-Sleeve, you can achieve a lifespan of at least 20-years, and it's a proven non-toxic product. Get in touch to find out more.
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Why Not Just Use Creosote?
Creosote has been a long-standing reliable barrier against ground rot. However, its continued use is now under threat due to an E.U. license review. It is listed as a persistent bioaccumulative and toxic substance that contaminates the soil and can be harmful to people. Issues with soil contamination could cause problems with crops.

Postsaver Pro-Sleeves are a reliable alternative backed by our guarantee and proven with 20-years of independent test data.
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Why Are Postsaver Pro-Sleeves Worth Considering?
You could protect your investment in a new fence with a simple, low-cost solution. From just £1.22 a sleeve, you can guard your fence against premature post-failure. Enjoy a long-life fence with Pro-sleeves, allowing you to fit and forget knowing your investment is secure for 20 years.

No matter what the size or type of your posts, we can help.
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Postsaver Pro-Sleeves are quickly and easily applied to wooden fence posts with a blowtorch or hot air gun
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Save time and hassle by purchasing pre-sleeved Postsaver fence posts. Available in many sizes to suit all jobs.
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Save stress and hard work by asking your local fencing contractor to use Pro-Sleeves on your new fence posts.
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*When applied to posts that meet the requirements of BS8417:2012 - UC4 (Use Class 4). See guarantee for details
**Based on not having to replace your fence in 10 years time due to post failure.


Postsaver uses long term independent test data on the effectiveness of barrier sleeves to reach all the conclusions given on this website (test data available on request). Based on this data, Postsaver believes longer life, maintenance of strength over time, improved safety and reliability, extended inspection periods and reduced maintenance requirements are reasonable claims. This is subject to Postsaver products being correctly applied as per our instructions and used on correctly preservative treated (for long term in-ground use - use class 4 or higher) wooden fence posts that are free of decay at the time of sleeve application. The claims made, real or implied are not warranties. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate and satisfy themselves that the performance of the product meets their specific safety, reliability, extended inspection, repair and any other performance or cost-benefit criteria before using Postsaver sleeves
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