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Creating nametags for plants

Discussion in 'Tools & Supplies' started by SprigOfTheLivingDead, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Apr 22, 2019
    ducks4you

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  2. Apr 22, 2019
    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    flowerbug

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    i really would not expect anything like a thin plastic to last when exposed to sun/elements. colors can also fade quite a bit.

    how long do you need them to last?
     
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    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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  5. Apr 29, 2019
    ninnymary

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    Just a thought but could a label maker work? Type out info you want and tape or superglue to popsicle stick with hole drilled in to tie to tree or something like that.

    Mary
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Not to be persistent, but I think the easiest and most durable info holders are still the aluminum embossable tags. The smaller they are the less they cost.
     
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  7. Apr 30, 2019
    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    I ordered up 200 yesterday

    I don't picture that standing up to -40°F winter winds and me going out there to find nameless trees in winter
     
  8. Apr 30, 2019
    catjac1975

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    Sharpies DO NOT LAST..I use DP industries Garden Markers. There are others but these have been the most durable. I also use everlasting metal garden markers to mark my daylilies. They heave many such products.I use a p=touch label maker with self adhesive outdoor tape. I tell you this because I think for trees you are going to need them to last many years. The garden markers do start to fade. You will need to spend some money. Don't waste you effort trying to save money. My first year I marked hundreds of plants with the best sharpie they make. Pure white tags in the spring. I think everlasting might have professional lasting system that would help you. If you go with the garden markers get them direct from DP-amazon marks them way up.
     

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