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.
Bark Chewed From Hedge by Rabbits
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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.