The action of continual grazing by possums can affect the lifespan of a tree, as well as its appearance. We can install non-invasive trunk banding to keep the possums out of your trees.
Possums use their claws to latch onto and climb tree trunks so by installing possum guard banding with a smooth surface the possums cannot climb the tree to feed on its leaves.
In an urban setting, limited predator numbers and abundant food supply can lead to possum populations that are much higher than in natural settings. This possum abundance can place some urban trees under very significant grazing pressure as the possums focus on the most palatable species. Overgrazing can greatly reduce the lifespan of a tree, as the tree’s energy stores are depleted by repeatedly attempting to releaf.
While possums can reach plague proportions in urban and suburban situations, these are Australian native animals that are protected by law, and can not be injured or removed from their local habitat…. as such the only effective long term solution for avoiding excessive possum grazing is the installation of possum guards.
The cycle of continual feeding will affect the health and longevity of the tree, leaving it unable to replenish its energy stores to grow new leaves or defend against attacks from pest and disease.
Break the cycle before it’s too late! We can install possum guarding to keep possums out of your trees, ensuring they remain a healthy asset to your property for years to come.