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BugBarrier Tree Band can be installed in 3-5 minutes and removed in about 30 seconds using the step by step instructions listed below. The only tools Required are scissors or utility knife and, for deeply furrowed bark, a putty knife.

1. Wrap one layer of the 3" wide white fiber material around the tree circumference at breast height (approx 4.5') so it clings to the bark. Do not put tension on the material. Wrap a second layer on top of the first. For deeply furrowed bark, use a narrow putty knife to push fiber into all the furrows. [1,2]

2. Finish this step by cutting the fiber. [3]

3. For trees up to 24" in diameter, measure off enough green film barrier to go around the fiber barrier, and cut it. For trees over 2' to 4' in diameter, add six more inches of overlap. To assure the most secure installation, be sure you have an overlap of three inches per foot of tree diameter after cinching down the film. [4]

4. The film must be applied in the same direction as the fiber. Peel about 12 inches of protective backing from the film to expose the adhesive. Align the top edge of the film adhesive with the top edge of the fiber barrier so that the fiber is covered by the film. Wrap the film snugly to the fiber, cinching the film down on the fiber as you go around the tree. Make sure that the film hangs down about 3" below the bottom of the fiber and stands out 1.5" from the tree trunk so the adhesive does not touch the bark. [5,6]

5. As you snug down the film, there will appear to be some left over. That¹s important; this overlap creates the secure fit that keeps the fiber in the bark crevices and holds the band to the tree. [7]

6. Fill any gaps in the bark or trunk irregularities with fiber material by pinching small amounts from the roll and stuffing it into the gaps from the top.

For Gypsy Moth Kits:



7.
 For gypsy moth, use our 5" wide Gypsy Moth Wrap to provide a ramp for the larvae to get down the tree so the band can stop them on their way back up.

8. Start applying the Gypsy Moth Wrap at the upper edge of the BugBarrier Tree Band, making sure the wrap covers both the film and the fiber. Apply two wraps of the 5" material as you move upward from the band.

9. The Gypsy Moth Wrap should be snug, but not so tight that it deforms the BugBarrier Tree Band.

10. Cut the wrap and the end will cling to the barrier on its own.

TO REMOVE:

For gypsy moth, peel off the Gypsy Moth Wrap, then cut the BugBarrier Tree Band vertically through the film and fiber together using a scissors or utility knife. Pull both layers away from the bark and dispose of them in the trash, or recycling if permitted

For cankerworm, cut the BugBarrier Tree Band vertically through the film and fiber together using a scissors or utility knife. Pull both layers away from the bark and dispose of them in the trash, or recycling if permitted.

Envirometrics Systems Inc.
21 Framark Dr. Unit 657
Victor, NY 14564
800-379-9677
Email: bpancoast@treebands.com

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