We usually focus on tiny pests that damage our fruit, but it’s also important to think about the larger pests that can damage newly planted fruit trees, like kangaroos, hares and rabbits.

There’s a number of ways you can protect your trees from damage, especially in the early years when they are most vulnerable. When planning to protect your trees you need to think of lots of different factors, including the type of pest that is causing a problem, cost, ease of construction, environmental impact, aesthetics, preserving access to the tree, allowing entry of beneficials, and practicality.

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