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Beavers eating lotus plants??

Posted by julie_grow 5ks. (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 13, 06 at 22:52

I have a 5 acre natural pond. I put some lotus in pots and sunk them at the depth recommended. They came up for 2 years and then....gone! We have had a problem with beavers and wonder if they ate the plants? If anyone has any information on this I would sure appreciate it.

Also, I am looking to plant on the steep sides of the pond to stop erosion. The soil is clay, hard and dry.

Thanks,

Julie


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RE: Beavers eating lotus plants??

Julie-I don't know if beavers eat lotus or not but I do know they are bad for a pond with a levee and most vegetation in the area. They'll tunnel into the levee and the pond will blow out. Real problem.
lynn


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RE: Beavers eating lotus plants??

Julie, perhaps Muskrats ate your lotus since they mainly eat aquatic plants? Beavers mainly eat tree bark.

Here is a link that might be useful: Muskrats


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RE: Beavers eating lotus plants??

I wonder about the muskrats too. I've heard how delicious lotus are, and it could be any number of animals that ate them.


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