Whilst finished crudely, the guards seem to be able to protect the saplings from rabbits. Very easy to wrap around the trunks. Good that they are clear so you can see how healthy the trunk remain. The delivery by city link though was abysmal. Their tracker said it had been delivered and signed for by myslef the previous day, which it hadn't. When I called them, they contacted the driver who then remembered that he had delivered it to the wrong address. The guards were with me within the following hour, but with no explanation or apology as to why they had been knowingly delivered to the wrong address miles away and signed for by someone whose name did not resemble mine. They also weren't in a box, just a large plastic bag. I do not trust city link delivery and this would make me think twice in the future about buying from anyone who uses them.