ARRGH! Animal damage to trunk of brand new J. Maple.

denninmi(8a)July 29, 2012

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.

ARGHH!!!

Couldn't they at least wait until it's in the ground to destroy it?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Well, at least they saved you the time and labor to plant the thing.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 12:55PM
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maple_grove_gw

Too bad. And in the summer too, when there's so much other vegetation around to munch on. Some times it feels like they eat your plants just to drive you crazy.

Any chance you can return it?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 2:28PM
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