Designed in Australia with a lifetime guarantee, the TREEBRACKET is a low cost and long lasting fencing solution.
The treebracket is a stainless steel bracket that is used to attach readily available steel picket insulators to posts and trees.
It reduces the need to cut down trees for wooden fence posts. It reduces the need for costly steel pickets ( Y posts ) that eventually rust out and which use a lot of energy to produce in the first place. It encourages the preservation of existing trees and the planting of new trees.
The treebracket was designed by a farmer who wanted a simple and sustainable way to fence. He wanted something that would make trees more valuable and useful when it came to fencing, as opposed to trees appearing as obstacles that got in the way of fencing.
In the past trees have occasionaly been used as uprights in fencing. The usual method for attaching the wires to the tree were staples or tire wire that encircled the tree. The biggest problem with these methods was that within a short time the growth of the tree would envelop the staple/tie wire and the fence wire. Once embedded in the tree the fence wire can no longer be removed or re-strained. It rusts quickly. So, although trees have been used, they were not a desirable alternative to the use of wood posts and pickets.
He observed, on his parents dairy farm, that fences were always wearing out and that replacing them incurred significant cost and that the prices for wooden posts and steel pickets had been steadily increasing over the years. It was disappointing to see hard earned money rotting or rusting away, knowing that each successive generation would have to re-build and waste money repurchasing costly materials for fencing. The treebracket puts a permanent end to a major part of that ongoing capital expenditure for good. The treebracket will last. It will be able to be used by your kids and grandkids, and probably your great grandkids as well, if they were to continue farming.
In addition to encouraging the preservation of trees it also helps protect wildlife.
The treebracket may be used to attach barbed wire, plain wire or nylon strip-grazing string/tape.
However, barbed wire fences must use 3 or 4 strands of barbed wire to be effective, anything less is a waste of time as cattle will simply push against and through. Unfortunately these 3 and 4 strand barbed wire fences present a formidable barrier to wildlife, such as cassowary, scrub turkey and wallabies, especially when they are fleeing from dogs. These barbed barriers can entangle the animal or slow down its escape sufficiently enough to allow capture and death or injury.
Electric fencing with only 1 or 2 strands of plain, barbless wire is an effective means of controlling cattle whilst barely slowing most wildlife's escape and with no chance of entanglement on the barbless wire.
This bracket encourages the use of electric fencing, whenever possible and practical, because the cost becomes a fraction of that required for barbed wire fencing. These brackets make it possible to set up electric fencing in a short amount of time. Any repairs or replacements to the wire, insulators or brackets can be accomplished quickly and simply.
It's easy to use and strongly constructed. The 304 grade stainless steel is virtually rust proof, the design utilizes the hex head to enable significant torsional force to be applied without damage to the bracket. The one joint has been welded using 316 grade stainless steel rod for a corrosion proof weld.
The treebracket has been OVER-ENGINEERED wherever possible. The concept has been to make this product as strong as possible, not as cheap as possible.
An example: The pin that is welded to the coach screw that the insulator attaches to, has a diameter of 6mm. This means a very firm fit when sliding the insulator on. A 5mm or even 4mm diameter pin would be less expensive and allow the insulator to slide easily on with room to spare. However by going to the absolute maximum of 6mm diameter means the insulator fit is tight, the strength of the pin is increased to the maximum possible.
This non-negotiable insistence on strength and quality is why this product will last forever, can be re-used again and again, and why no other product currently on the market can come close to matching the satisfaction that the treebracket will deliver.
The hex head is able to be screwed in using commonly available farm tools, such as pliers, shifters, cordless drills, and even by hand into most timber.
Simply screw approximately one inch of the treebracket into the timber. Attach the plastic insulator and then attach the wire.
The design allows the insulator movement allowing it to seat itself evenly against the wire. This is good for handling bends in the fenceline and prevents uneven wear on the insulator.
The all stainless steel construction means little to no corrosion. A little tarnish may eventually become noticeable depending on the particular trees sap, but this will not affect the brackets rust resistant qualities. It will last indefinitely and doesn't harm the tree. If the bracket is bent, remove it and it can be easily re-straightened and used again.
The treebracket is available in two sizes, small and large. This allows it's use on trees stems as small as 1 inch (25mm) in diameter, to very large trees.
As the tree rings grow out over approx 3-5 years the treebracket shaft becomes more enveloped by the tree. As the tree bark approaches the plastic insulator, simply remove the insulator from the treebracket and reverse the treebracket back out of the tree until only the first inch of the shaft is left embedded in the timber again. Re-attach the insulator and wire. It will most likely require no further attention for another few years.
The treebracket is guaranteed for life. If it breaks or rusts excessively, simply return it and it will be exchanged for a new treebracket, no explanations and no receipts needed.