Are you concerned about the trees in your yard suffering from animal damage? Animals such as squirrels, rabbits, and deer often cause injuries to trees that can range from benign chewing and stripping bark all the way up to fatal girdling.
There’s no need for panic if you notice some signs of wildlife damage – just make sure to act fast so you can help restore your tree’s health.
Extensive injury to your trees can invite pests and disease
Common types of damage come from animals like deer, rabbits, woodpeckers, and voles who are foraging for food or marking their territory. Injuries from animal damage typically isn’t anything to worry about, and the tree can repair itself. But extensive damage does need intervention. For example, aggressive antler rubbing from deer can damage a tree’s vascular system and even girdle the tree.
If your tree is suffering from extensive damage and isn’t taken care of, that damage can attract pests and disease like fungal diseases.
Call your ISA-Certified Arborist at Hansen’s Tree Service
Whether it’s from gnawing, rubbing, or infestation, animal damage can stunt or even kill a tree if left untreated. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. Call on the expert help of the ISA-Certified Arborists at Hansen’s Tree Service for quick and effective solutions to your tree damage woes. Our professionals have the experience and knowledge necessary to assess the extent of the damage and recommend the most suitable course of action. With fast, reliable service, we’ll have your trees thriving again in no time.
Install guards around your trees and keep them healthy
One of the best ways to protect your trees from animal damage is to install tree guards and repellants such as decoy owls. These methods do not harm trees or animals and are easy to use. Companion planting can also keep animals away with smells that are unpleasant to them, like lavender and marigolds.