Glenna, good attitude! Along with my various fruiting trees & vines, I'd also planted a couple hundred Sequoia Trees. The rodent damage was devastating them; along with several Red cedar and Douglas fir trees. I set up some perch-posts in the worst areas, then busted my butt
keeping the grass down so the "Owl" (or hawk?) could guard their trunks. The effort was better than nothing - but the damage just moved further afield.
I then went "inorganic" (unless petroleum
may be considered organic). I took a gallon "paint can" of roofing tar (for patching asphalt roofs - cheep), a long heavy rubber glove, and sacrificed a set of rain gear as I crawled under and smeared a "glove full" of this tar about a foot up and around the trunks of all these trees.
I'd planted 4 apple trees in a clearing among them, so I gave them the same "treatment." Perhaps outside the realm of "fruit advice" - I occasionally wiped my gloves off on the ends of those red cedar trees - the deer never touched them again! As for the tree trunks - never
again did anything sink their buck teeth into them either!! After one or two more applications, over a 2 to 4 year period, in the "worst" areas (the expanding tree growth left some tempting "tar gaps"), I now have a 12 year old Redwood Forest.
And the 4 apple trees? - perfect! I've never heard mention of such a remedy, and came up with it out of sheer desperation, but I'd bet you'd be equally successful against that (those) rabbits
I've also concluded: my Orchard will never be "finished," seems something's always in need of replacing; but that's when I get to try my next idea!