[NAFEX] Fruit Tree and goat care

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Tue Jul 11 12:06:02 EDT 2006

At 09:41 AM 7/11/2006, Richard wrote:
>Advice requested:
>I put the goats in their fence, wrapped the persimmon trunk in 
>parafilm and shaded it with cardboard.
>Any other advice on care of this trunk?  1/3-1/2 of the bark is gone 
>in 2 spots on the south side.
Can't think of anything else I'd have done differently.  It'll 
probably be fine.

>Second question, for those with goat experience:
>Do we assume that goats will strip bark, anytime, any season, on any tree?

>If there an age/size of fruit tree that is ever avoided when plenty 
>of other browse and concentrate is around?
>   Or do I assume that any fruit tree, any size, may be debarked at 
> anytime, thereby always fencing them out?

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