Q.Crepe Myrtle Root Has Been Gnawed
After the recent big wind here in eastern Virginia, I noticed a small crepe myrtle has blown over. When I picked it up, I noticed that the root had been completely gnawed away (and I found a burrow where the root used to be!). The nub of the root is covered with tooth marks. Could this have been a vole? We have lots of moles here and I’ve read that voles use the mole tunnels. I have lost vegetables to voles, but this is new. Everyone here has crepe myrtle. How did they all survive?
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It very well could have been voles. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/vole-control.htm