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by Rheidy
Mon May 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Pruning Deer Damaged trees
Replies: 2
Views: 3137

Re: Pruning Deer Damaged trees

Thanks for your encouragement :) I did indeed top the trees, and spring was encouraging, I did get some new lower branch growth. We had a shocking summer here though, terrible drought and bushfires with a grasshopper plague thrown in. We had our only spring fed dam all but dry up which we use to irr...
by Rheidy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Fruit Trees and Orchard Maintenance
Topic: Pruning Deer Damaged trees
Replies: 2
Views: 3137

Pruning Deer Damaged trees

I have an 8 year old cider orchard, which I planted from whips, 175 trees in total (25 x 7 varieties) I am a total beginner! We were going so well, then 3 years ago we had severe deer damage to the lower branches of about 40% of the orchard. I pruned off damaged and broken branches at the time, but ...