29 April 2009
Tree guard tip: we handled the tree guards (yup those white coiled plastic things) a little different on this site. Because of the voles, we screwed the guards in the ground a little. also, because we were concerned about vole damage (wee dudes, not bigger guys like beavers) I was mystified by the height (long length) of the tree guards ... until it was explained that come winter (of course, but why i hadn't i thought of this before?) the voles will go on top the snow to chew on the bark.