I truly hope this is the last post about rabbits and fruit trees for a very long time. The ongoing struggles between hungry rabbits in my urban orchard are hopefully coming to an end. Taking advice from Bill, I located some woven wire garden fence that should do the trick in protecting the trees. I forgot that I still had some of this fencing from a previous garden project hiding in my cluttered garage. As you can see in the pictures, all that was done to protect the trees was to create a barrier to block the rabbit’s access to the trees. In the last day or so I noticed even more damage on the HoneyCrisp and the Rubinette. Some of the bigger branches were starting to get nibbled on, but luckily the main trunks did not get collared ( when the trunk has been eaten all the way around). I think all the trees should survive as long as there is no more damage. We only have about two more full months of hardcore winter, so hopefully sometime in April the rabbits will find another source of food other than the yummy fruit trees.
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