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Arborvitae > Foliage > Foliage chewed or removed

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Deer feeding/antler rubbing

  • Long lines of shredded or peeled off bark along main trunk up to 3 feet off the ground from antler rubbing; wood may appear shiny or "polished"
  • Foliage and small branches (<1 inch diameter) cut off with a rough or ragged edge; not a clean cut!
  • Feeding occurs from the ground up to 6 feet or slightly higher; ragged edges, same as above; if the bark is removed by a deer there will be no teeth marks
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Black vine and strawberry root weevils
Otiorhynchus sulcatus and O. ovatus

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