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Has anyone tried this? DOes it work with cattle and jackrabbits? Seems like they would just eat through the fence holes...

https://www.backwoodshome.com/heres-a-mighty-creative-way-to-protect-your-plants-from-animals/

 
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Interesting idea. I'm in deer territory. The cattle stay on their own land across the fence, but the deer are baby tree killers. I'm going to try it, pulled some dead chainlink out the dump a while back.
Thank you for linking it! Sorry I don't know about cattle.. Wonder about rabbits though, that's another of my nibblers.
 
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I guess one needs to remove the wire in order to mulch the tree.  Seems like a hassle.

I've had excellent success keeping deer out with double fencing, two short fences about four feet apart.
 
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I don't want to poo-poo the idea and I think it possibly might work, perhaps even depending on the individual animal, but I'm just a little skeptical and here's why. Those same livestock panels are often used on livestock trailer floors to keep cattle for example from slipping and falling while in transport, and the livestock don't seem to be afraid to step on it. I'm sort of the notion that everything is worth trying, and some may experience better results than others.
 
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I'm intrigued;  
That's a good point James, I've seen that in trailers many times. They are on a hard floor at that point though.
Could be on dirt they would not like it at all ???  
I think I need to try this next summer. What can it hurt?  
 
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If it were raised a couple of inches off the ground using a piece of wood on each corner I think they'd steer clear.
 
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One thing, could a cow's foot get stuck in the fencing? I dont want to snag one, just keep it away.

if anyone tries this, I'd love to hear the results!
 
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