>Rabbits Killed my Cherry Tree
It really hasn’t been much of a severe winter, so there’s just no darn reason why the rabbits ate the bark on my cherry tree.
Can you see the little rabbit-tooth-shaped strips running down the trunk?
Once the bark on any tree gets removed all the way around, ‘girdled‘, the tree will die…
No if’s, and’s or but’s.
That’s why it’s also important not to hit the trunk with your Weed Whip.
I made some anti-rabbit guards out of old 1-gallon plastic pots. Cut the bottom off and cut a slit down the side. (example in the photo of the pine tree)
Put it around the tree and you might be safe.
As always, click on the pictures for a larger view.
I forgot to mention that we have about 30 wild bunnies around our property.
Mrs. Geezer was trying to tell a florist how to get to our house and she suddenly exclaimed “Oh I know your house, it’s the one with all the rabbits”.
UPDATE: It appears that the Cherry Tree is surviving. I’m glad I didn’t dig it up when I thought it was dead.