Irresponsible use of lawn mowers, weed trimmers, and other devices can cause damage to tree trunks, and Tree Guards minimise the risk of this type of damage by shielding trees from abrasion and making them more visible. When selecting a tree guard, one must remember the location as well as the kind of damage the tree is susceptible to. The kind of tree guard that offers the necessary protection for the tree should be chosen. Trees near the house are more prone to lawn mowers and grass trimmers. Animals are most likely to destroy trees in open areas.