I felt like going for a walk today but the bitter wind didn’t like the idea. Instead, I toured the yard, inspecting my favourite trees that I planted from seedlings.
I found one Siberian Apricot that’s four years old had been “barked” all the way around about rabbit-high… I found a year old apple with similar treatment. There were a few nibbles elsewhere but apart from a plum I didn’t see anything as bad as the apples. Fortunately, I’ve found Peavey Mart sells chicken-wire (They call it poultry-wire and it costs $39 CDN for 150 feet of 2inch mesh 48 inch wide.) so I’m going to buy a roll and erect a cylinder around each delicate and valuable tree. They also sell “live traps”. Interestingly, the rodents didn’t touch any maple, which I prize almost as greatly as the fruit-trees.