Tree Damage Caused By Animals
Unfortunately trees aren’t just vulnerable to attacks from disease or insects, they’re also hurt by animals. Depending on the region of the USA as well as the severity of the damage, a good arborist is usually able to tell what type of animal your tree is being attacked by.
In North America, you have to worry about Porcupine, Voles, Birds, Squirrels and even cats.
Since squirrels are known to climb all over the places and jump from tree to tree, you will often see chewing damage on upper limbs. In most cases, trees can tolerate this level of damage.
Birds can cause extensive damage on honeysuckle trees when gathering up materials for nesting.
Bark chewed off at the base of trees is often performed by Voles. These resemble small Mice.