Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How to Protect Fruit trees from Rodents

Fig.1 E-Z Protect
tree trunk protector®
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools
E-Z Protect Tree Trunk Protector ®

George had a grove of fruit tree located in Ontario California. The local squirrels and hungry rodents were eating the tree trunks and thus killing his production of fruit. The Home Depot had trunk protectors that could be installed to slow down the rodents. This post shows how easy it was to protect George's grove.

This post shows the six steps on how to protect your fruit trees from rodents.

Step 1: The Home Depot sells (12-Pack) of E-Z Protect Tree Trunk Protector® for $29.97, this is the perfect product for George to protect his grove of fruit trees. Fig.1 shows E-Z Protect Tree Trunk Protector® laying on the ground that will be used to protect George's trees. These tree trunks protectors also protect all trees from gardening string trimmers, gardening tools, and small pests.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows an open protector preparing to be inserted into a tree trunk.
Fig.2 Opened tree protector
Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows a nine inch coil protector on the tree. If the tree is large than 4 inches two protector can be attached with plastic tabs align horizontal to its counterpart thus allowing expansion for trees larger trees.
Fig.3 Top tab
Fig.4 Top view of top tab
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the slotted design provides airflow to help prevent bark rot and each are 100% recycled plastic construction.
Fig.5 Trunk view

Step 6: Fig.6 shows the final product placed on a tree trunk providing years of protection from rodents.
Fig.6 Job finished 

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