Well, the fig tree in the back yard has been damaged again. Got home from work and noticed a pretty big branch ripped right off the tree and laying on the ground about two feet away. This branch was about 1" - 1-1/2" in diameter. Ripped right off as well as a strip of bark with it. (Photo 1) Something similar happened last autumn too. An even bigger branch, broken right off. Maybe 2" in diameter. (Photo 2) I covered the wounds with wound sealer/grafting compound. This can't be squirrels can it? I wouldn't think raccoons either, unless there are several climbing on the same branch at the same time. (Could it be a bear?) In any case, to remove temptation, and more tree damage, I have removed all the figs from the tree and thrown them in the compost. What a shame.