We have our geese in our orchard now, to keep the grass down. My they are excellent at that! But, they also nibble on the lower branches of the apple trees, and have pulled off leaves -- not a big issue as the trees are way bigger than they are. We also have a field of Christmas trees - they are little - most of them are 4 ft high or less. We'd love to fence the geese into there for a few days to eat down the grass around the trees, but I'm thinking they would also eat the new growth. Does anyone know if they would do this? Originally, our books said that geese were mainly grass eaters, but after seeing them nibble the apple trees, I wonder . . . There's plenty of tall hay grasses in the pasture for them to nibble on, it wouldn't be like they'd have a shortage of interesting food . . . There are two Toulouse and 7 American Buff geese.