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Hello team.  I can't even remember what these are called, who makes them or were I got them...  They are used to suppress weeds and direct dew and rain water to newly planted trees and shrubs.  I used them about 6 years ago to start a bunch of fruit and nut trees.  The good news is they do indeed suppress weeds/grass and direct water right to the new tree.  The bad news is they attract rodents.  They seam to make a perfect environment for mice.  

Anyway I have about 50 of them and they are free for the taking.  I live West of Portland, OR and I'd gladly give them to a Permie who can use them.  See pictures below.  

It's been a while since I've been to Permies...  if there is a better place to post this or I have broken a rule of some sort please advise.  

Thanks team.  

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What did the mice do? They sound like something that might be helpful to me. We have plenty of cats so the rodent thing might not be to big a problem for me.
 
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The mice/rodents started eating the bark off the new trees.  I  tried wrapping them but that did not deter them.  I finally made and used the Sepp Holzer bone sauce and it worked fine.  

I find in my area I really have no problem getting new trees to grow regardless if I use these or not.  
 
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Stacy, or anyone else who would like them, purple mosseage me when you'll be in the Portland area and we'll coordinate a meeting to get them too you.  
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