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Root Guard Gopher Basket - 15 Gallon

Protect Your Investment from Gophers

Brand: Digger's    Item Number: PBR515


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Humane and effective, these sturdy baskets are superior to chicken or aviary wire for barring gophers from your plant's roots.

Just set the basket in the plant hole with the green wire above-ground to block the overland route. Put the plant inside, backfill with soil and you're done!

  • Opening is 3/4" across the flats of the hexagon
  • Steel wire strand is 20-guage and galvanized before weaving because the weaving process creates cracks in the galvanization. This is done so that the wire will breakdown sooner and root girdling will be avoided.
  • Open size is 17" diameter x 20" deep
  • 30 gauge galvanized sheet metal seams

For initial planting of trees and shrubs, use the Root Guard Gopher Baskets instead of Gopher Wire. The Gopher Baskets are made with micro-fissures in them so they break down after 3-5 years. The root system can establish and then the basket breaks down and does not compromise mature growth of the roots.

Baskets available several sizes, or in rolls of gopher wire


  • Barrier Protection


Application Season Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter Animal Control Gophers
Application Season Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Animal Control Gophers

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Shipping Information

Cannot ship via SmartPost. Up to 24 of these items may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.

Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs. Dimensions: 27.5"L x 24.625"W x 0.125"H


Good Baskets

Well Made and easy to use. Should give the bareroot trees a leg up getting established.

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Gopher Baskets

Well made and easy to use. Have good deep soil where gophers and moles thrive. Should do the trick to give my apples and tangelo a head start.

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Good for protecting young roots from those pesky gophers!

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Essential product

Definitely an essential product. I've lost too many young trees to gophers. Works well. Just didn't give it 5 stars because I would like a larger product. It works well for most bare root trees, but sometimes the roots are too large for the basket.

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Keeps Gophers Out!

The 15 gallon basket is big enough to plant a fruit tree, like a red Fuji apple tree. It's fairly easy to shape into a circular shape. I have gophers and moles in my yard, and without this to protect my tree, I may buying expensive gopher food.

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