Rabbits have eaten bark off

Asked February 21, 2020, 4:34 PM EST

I have several burning bushes. The rabbits have eaten a lot of bark. Just discovered. How do I “patch” or cover the area so insects or disease won’t get in? . I am going to put up chicken wire to protect.

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

There are no sealants or treatments that don’t do more harm than good. The best thing you can do is to protect them from more damage. Chicken wire is a good choice, if we get very deep snow it will have to be extended or the rabbits will hop on the snow and eat whatever they can reach.