Tree Planting and Animals
by Nick Ledgard
Canterbury Branch Member
All planters of shelterbelts and woodlots are fully aware of the need to protect trees from stock. Most, like me, have learnt the hard way that there is no place for sub-standard fencing. Even just one breakthrough within the first 3-4 years can spell doom for most trees.
But few of us succeed in isolating young plants from smaller animals such as hares, rabbits and opossums.
Therefore, farmers will be interested to hear of a ‘vermin repellent’ which seems to be working for the Forest Research Institute at Ilam. [Read more…]