Kia ora,

What ways does everyone recommend keeping possums off newly planted fruit trees? I will be trapping, but am interest in what methods and/or products people use to stop them climbing up onto the tree. I am thinking of getting some flat sheet metal and pop riveting it into tubes to around each trunk, but if there are well priced products that would do the same then it would save me some time.



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I have heard (and tried) hanging camphor balls in the trees.  Supposedly the possums hate the smell.  I can't say definitively that it worked, but I think they helped. It is worth a try.  Good luck



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