[NAFEX] Dead dwarf trees

Elizabeth Hilborn ehilborn at mebtel.net
Wed Sep 28 21:41:03 EDT 2011

what kind of plastic tray- like from a cafeteria?

> If it was just a couple inches of girdling just above the graft union it was
> almost certainly meadow voles.  You can wrap the trunks with hardware
> clothe, aluminum foil, plastic tree clothe and other products designed for
> the purpose but it's a good idea to trap out your voles in the fall or bait
> them out.  I trap them with mouse traps covered with a large plastic tray.
> Although your trees probably leafed out and looked fine at first they were
> probably girdled in the winter or very early spring.

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