Q.Bark Chewed From Hedge by Rabbits
I noticed after snow melted that a great deal of bark has been chewed off of my hedge by rabbits. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to save the hedge? All the areas chewed are completely around the trunk and about 6 to 12 inches long.
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If the trunk has been girdled (where the bark has been removed all around), then there is not much you can do. If even a little bark remains, you need to take steps to protect it. Metal mesh around the base of the trunk up to 6-12" up will help keep them from chewing.