[nafex] screen

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Sat May 5 09:38:45 EDT 2001


Does the fiberglass screening keep out mice and rabbits?

A double wrap of fiberglass screening is not as tough as metal screening,
but seems as though it should be some detterent.

Anyone tried it?  

I started collecting screen from the hardware store, but so far all he ha
had is fiberglass.


Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a

On Sat, 5 May 2001, del stubbs wrote:

> The collecting of used metal window screen from the hardware store has 
> worked out great..they're happy to be rid of it and we're happy to take it, 
> lots.  Should be enough for all 200 trees by summers end.
> The smaller the diameter I make the tube the more I get from each sheet. But 
> the sooner it will be too small. Rabbits aren't a concern, just voles, and 
> perhaps those borers (don't know if they are in our area).
> 	The screen cuts beautifully in a paper cutter, with scissors, or metal 
> shears.  I have'nt decided yet whether to staple it into a tube or loosely 
> wrap say twice around and tie with wire (so it can be expanded later)
> 	Question  : What dia. of tree is it no longer needed against voles?...if 
> you were doing it what max diameter would you all make the tubes? 1", 3", 
> 6", ? rootstocks are: apple (prunifolia and B118), manchurian apricot, pyrus 
> ussuriensis, prunus americana.  Thanks    Mn. Del Z2/3 where 1/3 of the 
> apples are green tip.
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