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Rabbit Damage

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Is it only Apple trees that Rabbits have been damaging ?

Up the lane leading to our property only the Apple trees have had their bark eaten , they are not ours but hubby has been out to try to save some by putting wire netting round the ones that are half eaten , it might be to late …

I noticed as well on my journey into the city last week on the Park and ride bus . ( you do notice more when you are not driving yourself ) that a lot of the trees on the motorway banks had a lot of their bark eaten at the bottom as well , I wondered if they were wild apples ?
I began to wonder if Orchards were also getting this damage , will there be a shortage of English Apples this year ?


Has anybody else noticed this ?

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Haven't seen this here Amy.....wonder if the trunks were painted with some type of tree preservative or covered in a grease...it would help? Is it because of the recent snows when everything else has been covered do you think?

10 Feb, 2009

 

Oh dear. I think that if the bark gets removed all the way round, it can be fatal to the tree - is that right?

10 Feb, 2009

 

Yes Spritz that is true you re right.Makes me wonder Amy if this is rabbits causing this damage?

Looks more like the sort of damage deer do to a tree.

Being very low down the tree I was wondering do you get those small Muntjac deer near you ? If you havent seen them you may have heard them ' barking ' .

10 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

There are always lots of rabbits here BB we have to have wire along the bottom of our gates to stop them getting in and often have to chase them out before we can close the gate . having said that someone did say they had seen a muntjac deer although we haven,t seen it , it is possible ..

I think it,s fatal for the trees as well Spritz , it,s a shame because they were good eating and cooking apples , you would often see groups of rabbits munching away at them in the car headlights ....
I will have to hope that my young trees have more fruit this year ........

10 Feb, 2009

 

what a shame Amy. There must be a lot of rabbits about this year for them to do so much damage.

11 Feb, 2009

 

I am more inclined to think that the deer are the culprits too. Yesterday I noticed Paul's back garden had been visited by the deer, they had left dinky little footprints in the snow! They had made straight for their favourite trees and bushes.

11 Feb, 2009

amy
Amy
 

It,s a pity the snow has gone we might have had some clues Xela !

11 Feb, 2009

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