Rabbits eating new beech hedge

Martina Quinn asked 12 years ago

I put in a new beech hedge between my lawn and an existing ditch this spring and in the last few days the rabbits have eaten quite a bit of it the bottom half is now bare. What can I do?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If rabbits are a continuous problem in a garden, the only complete solution is a rabbit fence all around the garden, but this may not be possible.

It is possible to protect individual trees with rabbit guards but you need the stems to sprout low down for a hedge and the guards can get in the way of that.

You might try putting some wire netting around the itself just to divert the rabbits elsewhere.