Protecting young fruit trees

Show Date: 21 Sep 11
Harvesting ‘Honeycrisp’ apples from your backyard is a slice of heaven here on Earth!  But the bunnies love their bark.  Young fruit trees are especially vulnerable to rabbits.

Protect those trees this winter with a simple solution.  The plastic white spiral guard.

white spiral tree guard

Sink this guard into the ground about 2 inches.  Make sure there’s air circulation around the trunk, you don’t want this too tight.  Not only does this tree guard protect from critters but also from the winter sun.  Listen to my podcast to find out why. 

Remember that as the snow piles up, rabbits and voles can climb up and nibble higher on the bark.  Periodically check your trees during the winter months.

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