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My Apricot Tree

I have a apricot tree that I have had for about 3 years, every year I get one to two apricots before the ground hogs get them :/ is there any way to stop the pests from eating my apricots? besides killing them all together

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Cage in the tree with deer netting or chicken wire. Epsom salts are said to be repellent to groundhogs (I haven't tested this personally); you could try spreading some around the tree.

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Is the tree susceptible to Electro Conductivity or Sodium Absorption Ratio changes? Epsom Salt can have an impact on the soil chemistry including disrupting any clays and stopping any bio-degradation of organics in the soil. I would recommend caging the tree as a physical barrier and looking into traps if you wish to displace the pests look into traps.

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