What is eating our Hybiscus syriacus?

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  1. LilSprout

    LilSprout Active Member

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    The bark is being peeled off by something - Any ideas?
    We live in North Vancouver, BC
    Any solutions?
    How to protect damaged significant-sized branches?
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Is the bark peeling right off to leave bare wood, or just flaking? Can you post a photo?
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Deer, maybe.
    Photo?
    How high up on the tree is this occurring? Ground level; waist-high?
     
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    Also something to consider is when the plants age they tend to tear some what near the base and the trunk and larger stems get larger (specially in moist areas) This wont harm the plant but may give the appearance of the bark flaking off or starting to peel.
     
  5. LilSprout

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    Okay...here are a few pics - hope they are clear enough
    No deer in the City of Vancouver
    Lots of squirrels, raccoons and skunks though.
    Thank everyone - your help is much appreciated :o)!
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Probably squirrels, or maybe porcupines if you have them.

    Doesn't look good.
     

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