Tree Problems Caused by Wildlife

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Updated: May 5, 2021

Voles

Vole or meadow mouse in landscapes
vole tunnels in a lawn
Updated: April 28, 2021

Rabbits

The wild rabbit in Maryland is the Eastern cottontail. Rabbits are abundant in both rural and suburban areas.
wild rabbit
Updated: April 19, 2021

Deer Damage

Deer will eat just about any part of any plant. Some recommended management methods.
two deer in a field
Updated: April 19, 2021

Woodpecker and Sapsucker Damage on Trees

Woodpeckers and sapsuckers drill precise rows of evenly spaced holes in trees.
woodpecker feeding
Updated: March 29, 2021

Squirrel Damage on Trees and Shrubs

Eastern gray squirrels feed on a wide variety of plants and can disturb plant roots and shallowly planted bulbs and seedlings while looking for where they hid last fall's acorns.
eastern gray squirrel