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  • From: "tanis cuff" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Rabbits?
  • Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 18:15:05 +0000

I have seen, even in early Sept., damage on trunks which many might blame on rabbits. LOOKS like rabbit damage, but is actually meadow vole damage. It's definitely m.v. damage if the feeding site is close to the ground and sheltered or slightly buried by long grass, leaves, etc. I've also know voles or mice (not sure which) to burrow into pots of plants which were planned for over-wintering... but not after 90% or the roots were eaten !

tc, s.WI

----Original Message Follows----
From: Tom Olenio <>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
Subject: [NAFEX] Rabbits?
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 08:07:53 -0400


At what point in the season do rabbits start in on dormant plants?

I have some young grape vines on trellis, and cannot add any protection until leaf drop (soon I
hope). They are still young enough not to have reached the top wire yet.

I already have wrapped the rest of my tree trunks, and will wrap the vines once leaf drop, but I
wonder when the rabbits will really kick in on dormant, unprotected plants.


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