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Fruit trees – installing a barrier to potentially destructive insects

The next two weeks is a good time to put grease bands onto your fruit trees. They prevent caterpillars from climbing from the soil, up the trunk and stake, and into the tree. If they reach the tree, next spring they will start eating the foliage and fruitlets. Click here to read more about grease bands. And if you’re thinking about ordering some new trees for your garden, quality trees, and the necessary advice, are just a click away at