Any tips from keeping squirrels out of out containerized Japanese maples? For some reason, squirrels keep digging in my pots lately -- particularly the smaller JMs that I planted this spring. There don't seem to be any acorns or other nuts around for them to be burying, and I certainly didn't put any acorns in the pots when I planted them. The squirrels are making quite a mess of my desk by scattering soil everywhere, and I'm also concerned that they could be damaging the roots of my trees. They haven't bothered the leaves or branches on my JMs but have eaten some of the succulent Jade plants that were also on my deck.