Tree Guards.

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spider8
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Tree Guards.

Post: #273548 spider8
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:20 pm

I'm planning to plant willow cuttings and wondered if they'd need tree guards because of the rabbits around here?
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Re: Tree Guards.

Post: #273550 oldjerry
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:41 am

Definitely,if you're AWARE of rabbits(i.e.you see them regularly)there will be enough to give them a good going over come a tough winter /spring.The little varmints are what make tree planting schemes so expensive,annoying when the willow itself is so cheap.If your going for a windbreak,think about netting an area rather individual guards.BWs.

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Re: Tree Guards.

Post: #273558 me-o-matic
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:55 am

Hi,

I use transparent spiral plastic guards. There is evidence or rabbits in the area but everything seems OK for now with the guards.

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Re: Tree Guards.

Post: #273559 diggernotdreamer
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:09 pm

I don't have a rabbit population here, so my trees are safe, oh except for the bloody alpaca's who seem to have a serious addiction to sweet chestnut, crab apple, willow, .............. I don't think trees that have had most of the bark taken off them will live will they? are there alpaca tree guards? let me know

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Re: Tree Guards.

Post: #273654 spider8
Fri May 03, 2013 12:32 pm

Thanks guys, it looks like I'll be ordering some then. As for alpacas.....don't get many in Orkney so can't help lol!
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