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Rabbit Deterrents

Rabbits destroy many young trees each winter. To prevent their attacks swab the trunks with a mixture of cayenne pepper (one ounce) and lard or  other soft grease (one pound). The time to do this is before heavy snowfall. Swab it as high as the expected depth of the snow plus the reach of the rabbit-say 30". Use rubber gloves to protect the hands when applying or the pepper will burn! The amount given should be enough for 50 young trees. 

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