[NAFEX] Transplanting Trees and Shrubs

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Thu Aug 18 20:46:06 EDT 2011

What kind of tubes?

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From: mariaschu at vtlink.net
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Transplanting Trees and Shrubs
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:42:05 -0400

>Do you keep the tubes on in the summer?  I lost around 15 carmine  
>jewels this spring to voles.  Then I put tubes around the survivors  
>and haven't lost anymore-- but it doesn't seem like the greatest
>to have tubes around them all summer.
>On Aug 18, 2011, at 2:27 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
>> Mine were almost exclusively right at ground level, both the top of
>> roots & the base of the truck.  Very few had tunneling down into
>> ground.  The interesting thing with the Nanking cherries is it
>> completely killed about 30 of them & the other 100 or so eventually
>> gained enough momentum to grow back, tho they essentially lost a
>> of growth.
>> I've also heard mothballs into tree tubes further discourages
>> predation so I may give that a try this winter.
>> ~mIEKAL
>> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Bob Hartman
><hartmansfruit at msn.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> mIEKAL,
>>> My losses from the voles here come from them eating all the roots 
>>> off.  I've
>>> had tree where above the ground the tree is whole.  The only  
>>> problem you see
>>> during the winter time is that the tree is tipped over unless it
>>> staked.
>>> I've had it where I pull the tree out of the ground and it is like
>>> the tree
>>> was put into a pencil sharpener.  All the roots have been chewed  
>>> off.  Are
>>> you saying all your chews are above ground?  I've had some chews  
>>> above
>>> ground but 95-99% are below ground level.
>>> Bob
>>> Western Washington
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