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    02-23-2008, 06:31 PM
Nice try DGW and yes that is facing north, but they aren't discriminating I have other trees that they have eatten all the way around north south east and west
JDI that's my main concern. I don't know if you have ever been to Kansas but it doesn't have forests. We were fortunate to find a place with lots of mature trees on it and I hate to see the horses killing them.
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    02-23-2008, 08:32 PM
Vida - I know, hey? I'm lucky and live in a very wooded area of Alberta, and they kind of grow like weeds in some areas, so losing a few trees were the least of our concerns... I can just imagine how furious I'd be if they were old mature trees that I couldn't easily replace.
I would suggest getting some chicken wire and wrapping the trees with it. If you're diligent while putting it up and don't rush through the task, you will barely notice it, and it won't put a damper on the aesthetics of your place :) I really hope this helps!!
    02-23-2008, 09:06 PM
If the back half still has bark, you might try wrap it in wire, and just watch the trees to see if they have new leaves or not this summer. They might make it.

We have some Birch in our big horse field, but there are also many puny little Alders, that seem to attract their interest for chewing on, so the Birch trees have been okay so far.
    02-28-2008, 12:46 AM
Hi Vida, your trees look like mine. I have two golly balls, a stall treat thing, big ball in pasture free choice hay, mineral block. We took some bailer twine and braided togeather and hung from the trees but my almost two (in may) still likes to mess with the tree's. I have that rope fencing and the strands I don't have hotted we like to take our lips and pull the fencing and let it go just being a child, I am just facing the fact it's a young thing. After reading everyone elses stories. But let me know if ya have any more ideas.

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