Green Products

High-Performance Biodegradable Tree Ties

PrintIt is exciting to be providing the landscape industry with the latest development in our high-performance, biodegradable, natural cotton Original Tree strap and Tack strap; for guying newly planted trees. This tree strap product is a perfect fit and addition to our "Made in the USA", environmentally friendly products and production practices.

GREEN ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES AT GCS

Packaging
The webbing used in our production is manufactured domestically under ISO 9002:1994 standards, to meet Mil-W-530 Ty III, Class I. This spec requires use of virgin cotton fiber to meet strength and use requirements. The use of recycled cotton fiber would seriously reduce tear strength.

It is recommended that the tree straps be adjusted or removed after root growth has stabilized the tree. If the guying collars are to remain, for what ever reason, the natural cotton fiber will biodegrade and compost, ultimately leaving only the brass grommets or tack fastener to remain.

Production
Our production is "state of the art", energy efficient, electronic equipment, using only clean compressed air. The sheer cutting of material is done with collection filtration and is properly vented. The screens are cleaned and cotton fibers are composted. There are no oils or hydraulics used in the process and no wastewater to treat. All scraps of cotton are composted and used in our gardens.

Packaging
All shipping materials that are received into our production facility are inspected for reuse, if that is not possible, cartons are collapsed. Webbing cores are collapsed and sorted for plastics and cardboard. These materials are then transported to our local industrial recycling plant. By processing shipping cartons for reuse, we are minimizing waster, and reducing the need for new carton purchases for repackaging.

GCS will be shipping our biodegradable cotton straps in used or recycled cartons only.

Whenever and wherever possible, GCS will be effecting measures that reflect sound, environmentally responsible practices. It not only makes sense, it saves dollars

Sizes

1 inch Original Treestrap® Roll

smallleaf Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 150 foot long • 2.5 cm x 46 m
Tear strength 385 lbs.
#3700N - Natural • #3700G - Olive Drab
2 splices possible • 4 lbs. per roll
USGBC for V4 BD&C • 4 days shipping

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12 inch Original Treestrap®

smallleaf Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 12" long • 2.5 cm x 30 cm
2 brass grommets
Tear strength 260 lbs.
Recommended up to 2" caliper trees

 #3712N-Natural-50 pcs. $64.00
 #3712G-Green-50 pcs. $64.00

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18 inch Original Treestrap®

smallleaf Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 18" long • 2.5 cm x 45 cm
2 brass grommets
Tear strength 260 lbs.
Recommended 2-3" caliper trees

 #3718N-Natural-50 pcs. $94.00
 #3718G-Green-50 pcs. $94.00

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24 inch Original Treestrap®

smallleaf  Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 24" long • 2.5 cm x 61 cm
2 brass grommets
Tear strength 260 lbs.
Recommended  up to 4" caliper trees

 #3724N-Natural-50 pcs. $115.00
 #3724G-Green-50 pcs. $115.00

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9 inch VStrapTM

smallleaf Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 9" long • 2.5 cm x 23 cm
3 brass grommets
Tear strength 2605 lbs.
Recommended up to 3" caliper trees

 #3718VN-Natural-50 pcs. $101.50
 #3718VG-Green-50 pcs. $101.50

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32 inch TackstrapTM

smallleaf Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 32" long • 2.5 cm x 81 cm
Galvanized 1" nail with
Green Plastic Retaining Washer
Tear strength 325 lbs.
Recommended 1/2-4" caliper trees
#3732TN - Natural • #3732TG - Green

 #3732TN-Natural-50 pcs. $109.00
 #3732TG-Green-50 pcs. $109.00
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42 inch TackstrapTM

smallleaf Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 42" long • 2.5 cm x 107 cm
Galvanized 1" nail with
Green Plastic Retaining Washer
Tear strength 325 lbs.
Recommended 1/2-4" caliper trees

 #3742TN-Natural-50 pcs. $146.00
 #3742TG-Green-50 pcs. $146.00

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48 inch TackstrapTM

smallleaf Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 48" long • 2.5 cm x 122 cm
Galvanized 1" nail with
Green Plastic Retaining Washer
Tear strength 325 lbs.
Recommended 1-4" caliper trees

 #3748TN-Natural-50 pcs. $157.00
 #3748TG-Green-50 pcs. $157.00


52 inch TackstrapTM

smallleaf Biodegradable Cotton
1" wide x 52" long • 2.5 cm x 132 cm
Galvanized 1" nail with
Green Plastic Retaining Washer
Tear strength 325 lbs.
Recommended 1-4" caliper trees

#3752TN-Natural-50 pcs. $181.00
#3752TG-Green-50 pcs. $181.00