Came home to find a gopher mound very close to my new planted Acer Rubrum...grrrr! Now, I don't know if the little bugger was just tunneling through the newly tilled, soft dirt, or if it is actually attacking the roots. I know gophers will eat almost anything, so is it likely to be eating my new tree? It was a 10 gallon planting, so it is fairly established, but it doesn't take long for gophers to destroy something. I put traps in both sides of the run, and I've been fairly successful trapping them, so I hope to alleviate the problem, but how likely are gophers to eat maple trees?