OK I have to ask (I'm clueless). What is TSI and CSG?I do! I build a lot of brush piles for rabbits either from TSI or collecting fallen branches and stacking them up. I've also seen a variety of other creatures utilize them as well. I've also planted a lot of trees that will not only benefit deer, but other species as well. I try to keep a balanced habitat - save some hickories for the squirrels, keep some CSGs for the rabbits, etc.
I also tried some food plotting this year - including 2 areas with clover mixes that I thought the rabbits would enjoy and a grain plot for birds. Oddly enough IMO, the rabbits don't seem to be in the clover heavy areas anymore than the rest of my lawn. The grain plot went bust with the screwy weather this year as the sorghum never got going and the sunflowers were murdered by the deer.
Can you put a picture up of it? Do you put the tire up in a tree?I like to make squirrel nests out of old tires. I cut through on side and fold the tire over itself so it is tighter (tighter spaces make it easier to insulate and it has been said as many as 50% of squirrels in MI die due to exposure).
For rabbit habitat (rabbitat) I always keep my old Christmas trees and stack them. even if you don't stack them, but space them out, rabbits love the thick cover.
No problem - Timber Stand Improvement and Cool Season Grasses.OK I have to ask (I'm clueless). What is TSI and CSG?
I learned something newNo problem - Timber Stand Improvement and Cool Season Grasses.
TSI - releasing better producing trees from competition by less desirable species. There are a few ways to kill the unwanted trees, but I simply cut them down and make brush piles from them. I've been freeing up sunlight to my oak trees while making brush piles from my excess maples and numerous dying ash.
CSG - first grasses to green up in the spring and offer non-woody food for rabbits. They also utilize these grassy areas for nesting.
I am surprised, but so far I haven't seen much for rabbits in my clover plots. That said, that sure love my shrub and tree plantings! They like the crabapples the best. :rant: Seems like I've spent $100 in fence and picked up twice as much old fence for free, but it's never enough!The rabbits love the clover plot I have and I always plant brassica as they love that too. I plant some cover crops with sunflowers and sorgum for them also.