What can I do with these fruit trees?

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What can I do with these fruit trees?

Postby Ladybird » Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:49 pm

The rabbits have virtually but not quite stripped all the bark from my fruit trees lower trunk. Can I paint something on to save the fruit tree?
I have now put 3 litre milk bottles around the bottom of the trunks. Any other ideas? :cry:
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:05 am

A double barrel shot gun might just might help with a rabbit stew :P :P .
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:07 am

Sorry Ladbird I couldnt ressist the joke. :roll: :roll:
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Postby Kerrie » Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:45 am

Ringbarking is ringbarking... if they haven't completely ringed the tree you might still get enough sap flowing to allow the tree to grow, it's just a matter of 'wait and see'. I've done a little research on this and don't know yet of anyone who's found anything that can repair damaged sapwood - although I'm sure a lot of ppl would be interested if a cure were discovered!

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Postby Ann » Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:43 pm

A ring of mesh would seem to be the only answer. Even councils use it on newly planted trees. Is the new Treeguard product for keeping pests off? It was on BHG a couple of weeks ago and even had a water reservoir. Unless, of course it's an orchard you have! :D or very clever rabbits!! I'd be inclined to agree with Paul 8) :D Makes a great curry i have heard 8) [/list]
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