I have a young nectarine tree. Some months ago, it started to give fruit, but while the fruit were still small, they were eaten by hyraxes (I saw them coming at night). Some time ago, the hyraxes ate even the leaves. Now the tree is almost naked. The garden is surrounded by a fence, but apparently it does not help - they easily climb over it. What else can I do to protect my tree?
I thought of several solutions, not sure which if any is good:
Wrap the entire tree with a mesh. Is a simple mesh strong enough to stand the hyraxes' teeth?
Install an electronic device that makes a strong tone that only hyraxes can hear, hoping it will scare them away. Is there such a tone?
Put a scarecrow - since hyraxes are apparently afraid of humans. Will a simple scarecrow scare them away?
Plant a thorny bush around the tree, so that the hyraxes won't be able to access it. Will this help?