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young conifer trees

Discussion in 'Trees' started by thriftybri, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. thriftybri

    thriftybri Gardener

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    last year I planted 60 young conifer trees for a customer I garden for, the odd one got pulled up by something scratting at it, today I noticed more had been pulled up the odd one eaten branches broken off and small bits of bark missing where they have been chewed?
    the trees are only about a foot high they are planted next to a fence on a field, so could be rabbits or squirrels im guessing?:huh: any body any wiser and how can I stop them being up rooted and being eaten?:psnp:
     
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    Probably rabbits, if so you need to put plastic guards around each one I'm afraid.
     
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      thank you thought that might be the case:bigthumb:
       
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      Rabbit stew is gorgeous. Win win
       
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        Shame on you for even planting conifer trees. Unless you want to attract rabbits, then go ahead :biggrin:

        I prefer something more edible. Blueberries, Aronia or Amelanchier. And birds may (scratch that, they WILL) eat your crops but they are a lot more fun to look at than some rabbits slowly felling years of work.
         
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