After planting your tree, cut a slice in this 2 1/2 mil material to slide it around the base of your fruit tree. Its thick enough to stop weeds from coming through. The material will bio degrade in about two years. It will last longer if covered with wood chips or other material and not exposed to the sun. If its not totally degraded and you want to remove it just put it in your compost pile or cover it with soil and it will totally degrade. Manufactured in Mt. Vernon Washington.