Paw Paw Damage
A few years ago, I planted several young paw paw trees along a semi-shaded fence border. I've been impatiently tending them in hopes of eventually getting flowers and fruit. I had 5 mixed varieties from different sources.
The past couple of years, something is cutting off my trees each winter. They are essentially being cut off a couple of feet up from the ground. Some of the little trunks are too thick and the damage is too high to be the work of rabbits.
My husband swears he hasn't cut them off. I've lost one of the trees due to this repetitive chopping off. Most eventually show growth, but I'm at a loss to figure out what's doing this to my trees.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on?