Why are squirrels stripping bark off my lilacs?
In the past month gray squirrels have been stripping the bark off my lilacs and honeysuckle shrubs much more extensively than in previous years. Usually it's 3 or 4 limbs, and now it's a dozen or so, especially mature limbs, stripped bare. Is there any way to redirect them? Why are they doing this?
Hennepin County Minnesota squirrels
Here is a link to why they do this plus cures.