Bark eaten from tree

Bridie O Brien asked 13 years ago

I have just noticed that a young hawthorn Paul Scarlett has a portion of bark missing from the bottom of the trunk. It measures about 6 inches long by about 1 inch wide. What animal could have done this can the tree survive?Is there anything i should do now? Regards ,Bobbi

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The most likely culprit is a rabbit. Wrap the damage with black polythene which will help healing and prevent further damage.