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tree bark damage #400174

Asked May 15, 2017, 8:28 PM EDT

I have a green ash with rodent damage to the bark of about 25% of the circumference. Is there anything I can do to help the tree recover from this damage.

Hennepin County Minnesota

Expert Response

All you can do is prevent further damage (wrap it with hardware cloth) and wait and see. Keep the mower away from the area.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/prevent-hungry-rodents-chewing-trees-and-shrubs
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/041123.html
Dennis White Replied May 16, 2017, 12:30 PM EDT

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