Our home boarders a trail, not that it would probably matter, but we have tons of squirrels climbing around. I usually don't mind them, but they have taken to chewing through our tree branches!! Yesterday my husband was in the tool shed and heard a loud crash on it's roof. Seems a squirrel had gnawed through a large branch of the tree above and fell with it.
When we first moved in these squirrels "topped" two of our little cherry plum trees- I mean we found the whole top of the tree crashed over in the morning with scrape/gnaw marks at the break.
I just bought a small tulip magnolia and a japanese maple cutting (nicknamed "The Twig"), I'm really nervous if they will get to these... any ideas??? This is our first house and we'd like to keep the trees, foilage we have!!