Grape vine rabbit damage
This winter a rabbit chewed on the bottom of a 7 year old grape vine all the way around the woody part near the base. The chewed on part is weeping, but further down the vine I see the buds starting to emerge. Should I cut the vine back below where it is severely damaged or let the vine try to heal its wounds. Thanks for your advice.
Hennepin County Minnesota
Next winter, protect the part of the vine with chicken wire or some other suitable barrier.