Quote Originally Posted by Publius View Post
When buying apple trees ask if these are dwarf! If you live in an area thats well populated with deer they will kill the dwarf trees as they can reach most of the tree standing on their hind legs.
Young trees need to be protected from rabbets and deer and use tree wraps [keep rabbets off] and ring the tree with livestock fencing to keep the deer from reaching and eating the buds, leaves and bark off the tree.
We have cats that eat the rabbits, but we do have to fence in our trees. The darn deer will eat everything all the way down to the ground.