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Basswood/Linden > Leaves > Twigs with green leaves on ground

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Gray squirrels

  • Whole leaf sections are removed from branches and dropped to ground
  • Unusual numbers of complete, green leaves laying beneath the tree
  • Damage usually occurs in late spring, early summer
  • In late winter, early spring bark of smaller branches is stripped and left hanging on branch, similar to confetti

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