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Old 29th April 2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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Was out walking the dogs last night and came across this tree,the bark has totally been striped from it
It starts about 2 foot of the floor and there is about another 2 foot of bark totally stripped,all the way around the tree, the rest of bark is not dead or alt and I could not see any other tree like this around either, any ideas what did it?
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Old 29th April 2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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Was out walking the dogs last night and came across this tree,the bark has totally been striped from it
It starts about 2 foot of the floor and there is about another 2 foot of bark totally stripped,all the way around the tree, the rest of bark is not dead or alt and I could not see any other tree like this around either, any ideas what did it?
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Judging by your photo Tobs I would think it may have been done a little while ago.
All sorts of animals are known to chew tree bark, Squirrels mainly, possible Deer, Moles and Rats.
Did you notice any bite marks? they could help ID the culprit, we cannot of course rule out humans.
I would be interested if you do find out for sure.
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Old 30th April 2011, 10:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply and suggestions,I can rule out deer as there are none in that area,it is only a very small wooded area, could be squirrel and mole's as they are very abundant around here
Will have a look to see if I can find any bite marks next time I am there
Was just something I have never come across before so was puzzled by it,the fact it all the way around and not just a patch
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Was out walking the dogs last night and came across this tree,the bark has totally been striped from it
It starts about 2 foot of the floor and there is about another 2 foot of bark totally stripped,all the way around the tree, the rest of bark is not dead or alt and I could not see any other tree like this around either, any ideas what did it?
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hello in the past iv known people cut bark like this to make tops for bird boxs hence the low hight.
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