Doormice eat fruit in trees
I have a small orchard of 5 apple trees, 1 quince and 1 cherry tree and am yet to eat a cherry or a ripe apple. Only the quince tree yields a healthy crop each year. One day, the other fruit disappear overnight. The reason for this had remained a mystery until I saw a large dormouse feasting on a branch. I had noticed the mice elsewhere round the house before and this sort is aggressive and persistent. The cats get a few, traps a few more but can anybody suggest a way of stopping them climbing trees to reach the fruit? Thanks in advance.