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  • Date Photo Taken

    12 / 13 / 2020

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Autumn

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Sandy Springs

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Jane McDonald

Notes:

Please help me identify the animal that is gnawing horizontal rings on the branches of my styrax tree. what animal is doing this and how can I prevent this damage?

Comments

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    good that you mentioned styrax
    a bird expert says because styrax has such thin bark, that explains why the holes are so close

    December 18th, 2020 at 3:24pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Oops, scratch the ‘possum’ post below. Those are not N. American species and in the different genus. So sorry for the mixed up.
    Laura

    December 16th, 2020 at 2:34am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I don’t know what kind of animal. But with horizon pattern here, I suggest you check out the included link for information of possum chew marks and see if you have a match (?). Click on images to enlarge. If it’s animal, a tree guard could help. Best wishes!
    Copy & paste to open up the link.

    https://www.pestdetective.org.nz/clues/vegetation-damage/bark/

    December 16th, 2020 at 1:38am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Check out one of the guard option. Copy & paste to view this tree trunk collar band from Australia.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Polycarbonate-sheet-Protect-Tree-Trunk-Collar-Band-Animal-Possum-Plastic-DIY-KIT-/143589800692

    December 16th, 2020 at 1:29am

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