Re-Purposing my Christmas tree
By Judy Evans
January 2, 2018 7:27am CST
While Vince was in Nepal in 2016 and not due back till right on Christmas I made a base for a Christmas tree from some plastic mesh. You can see the basic tree shape in the photo. All I did then was cover it in tinsel and attach some ornaments. So that’s the backstory about the tree. We have been having a lot of trouble with rabbits. I have a lovely ornamental quince tree that was doing quite well until I noticed the rabbits had just about stripped it bare. So now I’ve put my tree base over the plant to keep the rabbits out. I am hoping the tree has enough leaves left to get going again. I was quite pleased when I came up with this idea. Hopefully it will do the trick really well - and it hasn't cost me a penny.
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• Bunbury, Australia
Our rabbits don't climb trees either but while trees and shrubs are small, they eat the leaves and the young bark and can easily kill vegetation. This particular shrub might always need protection but others are okay once they are fully-grown or at least a lot bigger. The rabbits also dig a lot of burrows. At our place they are digging burrows under the shed.
• Guangzhou, China
I think Australia is an amazing land since it seems everything can grow very well there, the rabbits are the good examples. I even imagine that rabbits may be like rats in your country. However, in my country rabbits are regarded as adorable animals and some have them as pets.
• United States
I hope you can bring it back, those rabbits are pesky little critters. I had to line my garden with chicken wire to keep them out so I would have vegetables for summer last year so they went into my flower garden and ate all my flowers.