[Jacob-list] Tree-killing sheep
sugarpinejacobs at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 5 15:15:57 EST 2010
Within the past couple of weeks my sheep decided to eat trees. They are tearing off the bark on pine, madrone, cedar, oak, and fir trees. The trees range from saplings to 2 ft across. It doesn't matter, they are after them all! We have not changed their diets or location so everything is the way it has been for 8 years, but they just started this.
We've spray the trees with vinegar, bleach, and deer-away. None of this seems to deter them - and we have 200+ trees on the property so wrapping the trees is not practical. And there is no place to put the sheepwithout trees.
Any suggestions as to why they started this or how to stop them? I heard spanish halters (whatever they are) is an idea. I only have 7 sheep but that is too many halters to buy, but I might try making one, if I knew what they were.
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