to sf lemon tree

sffog(10/SanFran)February 28, 2011

may be its rodents stripping the bark off those branches, or a cat using it as a scratching post, i would put some chicken wire or something similar around the base and see if it stops

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Exactly my thinking. I had this happen to both my Eureka lemon and what I think is a Valencia orange tree. It nearly killed them both. I am sure it is due to either ground squirrels or roof rats. The only way to keep the squirrels and rats out of the trees is to trap them. At least so far, this has been my only option. Can't poison them because I've got a dog and I'm afraid the dog might get to a weakened rat or squirrel. Or, a hawk or owl might pick up a poisoned rat or squirrel and succumb.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2011 at 1:21PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Northern California Roll Call!!!! 2.0
Did I miss it? Part 1 was closed http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/calif/msg1019364625268.html?150 Nanelle...
nanelle_gw
Ground cover for erosion control?
I am looking to plant a hillside with something that...
Sabine Halfhill
Potatoes from Van Bloem Gardens
Does anyone know what potatoes are in the Van Bloem...
pbsjones
Native ground cover for San Jose area
Hello! Would love some suggestions for a Bay Area (inland)...
Sheila Schmitz
You can look up your water company on this site
Here's an interesting site where you can look up your...
socks
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™