Protection for new apple tree?
I will be getting a new apple tree maiden (bare root) at the end of November. I live on a residential street, but in the countryside with lots of fields around me. My husband says I don't need rabbit protection as rabbits are unlikely to hop down our street and even if they do, they will find plenty before they get to the apple tree. I've seen pheasants walking down our street and I'm sure we have foxes so I don't see why rabbits can't. What do others think? I was thinking of just some wire mesh around the trunk. I'm not worried about deer.