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Offline minz

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Re: Disappointment in the orchard
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2017, 07:46:53 pm »
neither of my apricots took. Had a great take on apples and pears.
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Re: Disappointment in the orchard
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2017, 08:46:51 am »
You need a hungry Fe-lion. My wife's cat would never let that happen... We even feed her well. Unfortunately she has a bad habit of bringing them in the dog door and leaving guts on the floor.

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My cats used to bring in frogs alive and let them loose. My wife trained our dog to catch them and take them outside.
More recently we had a cat that would bring in live snakes and turn them loose. Luckily none of them were poisonous. We used to have snakes back in the 80s so my wife had no problems catching them and getting them out of the house.

J, I feel your pain. We plant 9 pecan trees at the farm 10 years ago and only 2 survived and never really grew much. We plan on moving them to our orchard to give them a better chance.
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Re: Disappointment in the orchard
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2017, 04:08:47 pm »
Mice, rabbets and deer are very destructive to young trees...
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Re: Disappointment in the orchard
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2017, 12:16:55 pm »
 Add dogs to that list.  Labs, for one breed, will gnaw a young tree to the ground
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