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Boxwood > Stems/branches > Bark or small branches chewed or removed

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Rabbits

  • Bark is completely removed from stems or in irregular patches
  • Damage occurs in winter and the bark is removed only below the snowline
  • Only bark is removed, no branches or small stems are cut off as in rabbit damage
  • Wood will show scrapings the size of fork tines
  • More information on rabbit damage...
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Voles

  • Bark is completely removed from stems or in irregular patches
  • Damage occurs in winter and the bark is removed only below the snowline
  • Only bark is removed, no branches or small stems are cut off as in rabbit damage
  • Wood will show scrapings the size of fork tines
  • More information on vole damage...

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