How do I stop Kangaroos from eating the roots of my fruit trees?

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How do I stop Kangaroos from eating the Roots of my Fruit trees.?

I really do Not want to put up a fence as it would spoil my view

q how do i stop kangaroos from eating the roots of my fruit trees
q how do i stop kangaroos from eating the roots of my fruit trees
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  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 20, 2018

    Get some wire fencing, make a circle around the tree trunk and that should keep them out. For stability you can use wire hanger cut into a "y" shape and anchor the bottom so it can't be tipped over. With wire fencing it wouldn't ruin your view since you can see thru it.

    • Carla Hofstee Carla Hofstee on Oct 21, 2018

      Wire fencing would only be useful if it is with steel post concreted into the ground, but if they want to get to what they want to eat they will and can push through a chain wire fence ,Thank you for your reply

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Oct 20, 2018

    WELLLLLLL! I couldn't believe what I was seeing, Carla. Kangaroos in the garden? I have plenty of deer in Texas, but no kangaroos in sight - at least not yet. However, I found the very best article for you without a single mention of Australia that I could find on a quick perusal. I hope you will find it really keeps out these enormous pests. I was lucky enough to see many kangaroos and wallabies on my trips to Australia, and was surprised to see how tall they actually are. I also went to a petty zoo where a friendly kangaroo hopped along beside me while I gazed at the dingoes and blue-tongued lizards. Very exciting.


    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/keep-kangaroos-out-of-garden.htm

    • Carla Hofstee Carla Hofstee on Oct 21, 2018

      Hi Sally. Thank you for your reply, We get Kangaroos from little ones to Big ones ,over 6' tall . they will push through whatever you put in place to keep them out, Chain wire fencing is good for keeping the out look but if they see what they want to eat they will and can push through

  • Ellis Ellis on Oct 20, 2018

    Being from New York, we don't have this problem, but thanks for that great picture!

    The worst we have seems to be deer. Good luck!

    • Carla Hofstee Carla Hofstee on Oct 21, 2018

      Hi Ellis, Thank You for your reply . We do have Deer that have escaped from a Deer farm and they have reproduced many times over,but they do not seem to cause much of a problem as they are very timid and keep to the bush, they are more of a problem at night when you're driving.

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 20, 2018

    Hi Carla. My name is Cindy. I live next to woods and a river here in Illinois. We see a lot of animals on our property. They love to eat from my garden. I tried a lot of different methods to keep them out. Nothing seemed to work for me. Until I tried shredded bars of soap. Irish Spring works the best. I buy the economy 10-packs in early spring and shred them all at one time. I store it in a bucket with lid and keep it out in my garden shed. I spread about half of it immediately after I get my garden in. And I put more out after heavy rain. You can shred these bars of soap on a box grater (that's what I use) or in a food processor. Animals hate the smell and taste and now eat elsewhere. Hope this helps. From Cindy.

    • Carla Hofstee Carla Hofstee on Oct 21, 2018

      Hi Cindy, Thank you for your reply. We don't have Irish Spring soap here ,But I will try other soaps that are very fragrant .and hope they will keep out the Rabbits from our veggie patch as well

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    • Congratulations on your new home! I am sure you will find something that keeps the cute (but destructive) kangaroos from eating your fruit trees. 🌞

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