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pest control for seedling fruit trees

 
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Just like to share a remedy I discovered in northern ontario  canada for mice and rabbit and all other pests , munching on my baby apple and pear trees. I placed spruce or pine branches all around my seedlings. Trees like it and pests don't.  
 
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That's cool!  Should the branches be fresh or dead?  How thick/big a pile are you making?
 
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Hi Mike. Fresh branches is what I tried. 3 or 4 around the seedlings seems to keep the pests uninterested.
 
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Thanks, I'll definitely keep that option in mind.  Welcome to Permies by the way
 
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Sounds interesting...  I'm wondering though, did you have a 'control' where you didn't use evergreen branches? How do we know it really did work?
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