At the 2 month mark

Here’s my trees progress thus far with my first attempt at making a Frankentree. It has 8 different varieties of apples from the Universe of Minnesota breeding program on it now.


I like your branch training and hardware cloth cage. Well done.

If you have rabbits plus deep snow they can girdle the tree above the HC cage.


Thank You, the branch training was done thru pruning and you’re absolutely correct with deep snow, I’ve been very fortunate with them not being chewed on. I’m lead to believe that there is a point where the rabbits no longer find the tree to their liking. I’ve read where others have put pruned branches around their trees on the ground as a food source for the rabbits instead of them focusing on the tree.