Pests that Attack Trees (Not Fruit)

Strategies to protect your trees against pests large and small

Understanding which pests will attack your trees (rather than your fruit) is key to prevention. From tiny insects through to larger animals such as kangaroos and deer, you need these simple and effective strategies to prevent them doing damage so your fruit trees can thrive.

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There are many pests that will target your fruit tree, from tiny ones like aphids or pear and cherry slug, right through to bigger animals like rabbits, hares, kangaroos, or even deer. Some pests eat leaves, some eat (or damage) bark, or buds, or wood—or the whole jolly tree! Whatever pests your fruit trees are faced with, it's a relief to discover that there are strategies that will work!

The first step is to understand which pests are causing a problem. There are lots of potential solutions, including different types of tree guard, exclusion netting, trapping, fencing, electric fences or repellents—but which one(s) will work for you?

The combination of articles, video and activities in this course will help you identify the damage caused by different pests, and guide you to decide which prevention strategies will work best, and how to put them into place.

What's included in this course:

  • Unit 1: Spotlight on fruit tree borer (article)
  • Unit 2a: Spotlight on aphids (article)
  • Unit 2b: Write an aphid management plan (article)
  • Unit 3: Spotlight on pear and cherry slug (article)
  • Unit 4: Protect your trees from big animals (article)
  • Unit 5: Keep large pests away from fruit trees (video)
  • Unit 6a: Spotlight on rabbits and hares (article)
  • Unit 6b: Large pest audit (activity)
  • Unit 7: Spotlight on grasshoppers (article)

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