Beavers – Preventing

Q: We live along the river bank and recently planted two maple trees, 4 magnolias and a weeping willow.

I noticed that the weeping willow, about 6 ft tall was cut down and removed by a what I’m sure was a beaver. How do I protect my trees?

A: The best you can do is to wrap the trunks up to 3-4 feet high with a couple of layers of chicken wire. Be sure to do this to ALL trees you value