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repairing young trees with cat scratch damage

How do we repair two young trees that a cat has scratched all the way around? The trees have been planted for 3 weeks and yesterday we discovered that something has scratched all the way around each one below the branches. My husband wrapped the small trunk in a damp towel and taped it around the damaged area and then put a hard plastic cover around it.

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#1 Comment By theficuswrangler On 05/14/2014 @ 4:39 am

This article will give you some facts about repairing tree bark: [1]
This article talks about protecting plants from dogs, but I think the info is also aplicable to cats: [2]
In addition, if you wrap the trunk loosely with chicken wire, that should keep the cat from scratching.

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