Monthly Archives: January 2010

Harsh Pruning

This is the tree before pruning……..   ……and this is the tree after It’s very harsh but in this particular case was necessary. I wouldn’t normally advocate pruning a tree like this but sometimes it’s the best option. This tree didn’t have any formative pruning carried out. As a result it was growing in one […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 26th January 2010, under Orchards

Rabbit Damage

This image shows an apple tree deep in snow. The snow is so deep that the rabbits can now gain access to the bark above the spiral guard and as a result the bark has been stripped all the way around the tree. I have tried trapping the rabbit (there seems to be only one […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 7th January 2010, under Orchards