The Purpose of Metal Tree Guards for New York City & Beyond

Trees are important to everyone. At Curb Allure, we believe city street trees should never be taken for granted.  We need to protect our street trees and gardens in New York City and beyond, not just for us, but also for all generations that follow.

At Curb Allure, we’re dedicated to finding new ways to:

  • Extend and enhance the life of street trees
  • Create gardens where they don’t currently exist, and
  • Make every street more beautiful.
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And so, we’ve developed a patented line of high quality, affordable, innovative tree guard products for everyone who lives and works in urban spaces such as New York City and beyond.  Curb Allure’s metal tree guards are environmentally friendly, but they are designed to face the challenges of city living head on.  Our decorative tree guards are not only artfully designed; they protect the beauty within them, giving every street “curb allure.”

When you use Curb Allure’s tree guards, you are taking a valuable step towards creating more livable, breathable and beautiful streets and cities for everyone.

Trees New York, a non-profit organization that plants, preserves and protects New York City’s urban forest, approves of Curb Allure’s tree guards. We also have NYC Parks Tree Steward certification and there is a Certified Citizen Pruner on staff.

In New York City, Curb Allure tree guards are installed exclusively by the New York Tree Trust when a donation is made to the New York Tree Trust, a program of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the City Parks Foundation.  Guards are also available in NYC through the Urban Garden Center. For orders outside New York City, please call us at 212.769.CURB(2872) or toll free at 800.800.5100 for a quote. You can also email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fill out our online tree guard and garden fencing “contact us” form.

Protect your street tree with a guard that:

  • Allows water to flow freely into the tree bed / tree well / tree pit / tree box
  • Protects the trees trunk and ensures the surrounding soil doesn’t get compacted
  • Is between 18 and 24 inches high for tree and pedestrian safety
  • Is made out of a durable material such as aluminum / steel

The following “protection” methods actually harm your tree:

  • Sidewalk tree grates
  • Horse guards
  • Closed bottom tree guards.
For more information about why these type of guards can harm your street tree, go here.