[NAFEX] rabbit damage to apple trees

Claude Jolicoeur cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Mon Apr 11 14:06:15 EDT 2011


Sorry I thought this site was open to look and required registering only to
participate in the discussions...
try this one from my picasa album
https://picasaweb.google.com/111554988849488925721/Divers

Claude


A 13:21 11.04.11 -0400, vous avez écrit :
>Claude, I wanted to see this picture you were talking about but it required 
>a sign in.  I don't want to sign up for something else.  Is there anyplace 
>where we can see the picture without signing in?
>
>Thanks,
>Bob
>
>-----Original Message----- 
>From: Claude Jolicoeur
>Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 8:31 AM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] rabbit damage to apple trees
>
>I agree with Betsy.
>See this picture of the trunk of a young apple tree of mine that was badly
>damages by voles. There was a spiral protector but I probably didn't
>install it tight enough and the the small beasts ate along the spiral. The
>picture was taken 2 years ago (and 2 years after damage occured). Last fall
>the tree gave me a beautiful crop...
>http://tinyurl.com/362vwrj
>
>Claude
>
>A 10:52 11.04.11 -0400, vous avez écrit :
>>In my experience, apples are among the most vigorous of my fruit trees.
>>I have some experience with large wounds on apple trunks.
>>
>>On 2 inch caliper trunks, two of my trees had wounds at least 3/4 of the
>>diameter of the trunk. I wanted the trees, so I watched and waited.
>>Three years later, they are 100 healed. The trees are bearing well.
>>
>>If the branches are valuable to you, you may wish to wait and see.
>>
>>Betsy Hilborn
>
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