ARRGH! Animal damage to trunk of brand new J. Maple.
I decided to try a couple. I found a pretty nice Boskoop Glory for $20 on sale half off.
Trunk is about the diameter of a broom handle. I brought it home, put it behind my greenhouse, it blew over in a storm, and when I went to pick it up, something had gnawed a quarter sized hole in the bark about 3 inches up from the graft union, as well as 3 or 4 smaller individual gnaw marks.
Couldn't they at least wait until it's in the ground to destroy it?