Japan’s cherry blossoms under threat from hungry rats who can’t find acorns in its southern islands

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Japan’s cherry blossoms are under threat from hungry rats

    Well, this is sad. The rats themselves are "designated as a national natural treasure".
    The article ends with a bit on beetles that have been killing cherry trees since 2012, with a link to Japanese cherry blossom season is here but extinction threat deepens

    I don't know this site, but there was an article about the rats in the Vancouver Sun this weekend.

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