How to Use Chicken Wire As a Tree Frame


Keeping young trees safe and protected in your garden requires a little creativity sometimes, including the use of different materials--such as chicken-wire fencing. Chicken wire prevents animals from getting in and out of an area because of its small holes. Wrapping chicken wire around a tree will also keep it from falling in strong winds, making it a necessary stabilizer for growing trees.

Step 1

Lay the roll of chicken wire flat on the ground in front of you.

Step 2

Snip up the middle of the outstretched chicken wire with the wire cutters, cutting it into two squares of chicken wire.

Step 3

Lay a wooden stake on top of each square of chicken wire, directly in the center.

Step 4

Snip the thin wire into 6-inch strips.

Step 5

Tie the stakes to each square of chicken wire firmly with the wires, tying at the top, middle and bottom of each stake to keep it secure.

Step 6

Wrap one of the squares around the base of a tree in your yard, and anchor the wooden stake into the ground to stabilize it.

Step 7

Bend the wires of each end of the chicken wire fence together to attach the rolled wire together and keep it around the tree. Repeat with the other square of wire on a different tree.

Things You'll Need

  • Roll of chicken wire (3 by 5 feet)
  • 2 3-foot wooden stakes
  • Thin metal wire, 3 feet
  • Wire cutters
Keywords: chicken wire frame, chicken wire tree, tree stabilizing

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