[NAFEX] New Apples

Bruce Hansen brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 28 18:19:56 EDT 2004


I have quite a number of young trees and have always used spiral tree guards
($.65) at A.M. Leonard. They are quick and easy and I have not had a
problem. Tree tubes on the other hand should be shoved in the ground a
couple of inches or when the snow cover comes the little rats will come up
under the tube and girdle the tree.


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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of tanis cuff
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:07 PM
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Subject: RE: [NAFEX] New Apples

Not a problem.  I use foil (wire window screen would work too) around
narrower trunks, and they don't bother larger trunks.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Bruce Hansen" <>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] New Apples
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 17:58:23 -0400

I wouldn't put them under young trees. Voles and mice live in the litter and
often girdle the trees. But, then again, bridge grafting can be fun.


-----Original Message-----
From: nafex-bounces]On Behalf Of tanis cuff
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:44 PM
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Subject: RE: [NAFEX] New Apples

I haul leaves from towns to my rural plantings.  (I like to tell people
working in their yards:  "Can I have your leaves?  I put them on my lawn".)
Was wondering whether to post a comment here that I seem to have less damage
from apple scab than some sprayed orchards, but other factors may be at
play, other than just covering the innoculum source.  I try to get enough
leaves under the dripline of all trees, especially those I didn't control
the weeds, to cover whatever is trying to grow.  It also looks nice.

----Original Message Follows----
From: Rondi Anderson <>
To: nafex
Subject: [NAFEX] New Apples
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 22:30:43 -0500

I'd love to hear, but until the house is built and we've moved I can't go

So what is happening in the world of Apples in the midwest?

I'd also like to hear more from people using mulch and compost in the


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