Garden Pest Control


Zone Lancashire | Skhan1980 added on January 29, 2016 | Answered

I have an evergreen tree (not sure what type) and cats keep pooing and digging up the wood chips around it. If I was to replace the wood chip with stones, would this damage the tree?

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Answered on January 30, 2016

I would recommend trying a repellent application to deter the cats.
Here is a link with more information.

Rock is not recommended to cover tree or shrub bases.
Rock heats up and then retains the heat. This can damage and even kill the roots.

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