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every see this #7235343
04/05/21 06:10 AM
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went to sister house for Easter dinner , the squirrels are eating the maple trees , they have a squirrel feeder so it not that they are starving , there were serval trees like this in the neighbor hood [Linked Image]
anyone have this happen , I saw it one time years ago ,maybe 40 years ago ,never seen it again tell yesterday

Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235346
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looks like a porky pine moved in to me


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Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235351
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Hard maple tree would be my guess. Seen it many times as a logger


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Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235364
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I have, did they see the squirrels doing it?


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Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235365
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Some of those branches are awfully small to support a porky. I've seen pack rats do that in Nebraska. I suppose a maple tastes sweet to them.


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Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235455
04/05/21 09:01 AM
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Id think a porky was nearby.


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Never seen squirrels do that.Looks like Porky Pines to me.


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Id put a cage with some salt in it below that tree if its a porky you will catch it.


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Re: every see this [Re: upstateNY] #7235482
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Originally Posted by upstateNY
Never seen squirrels do that.Looks like Porky Pines to me.

Me either


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Re: every see this [Re: Law Dog] #7235484
04/05/21 09:38 AM
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Saps runnin. Porkies will do that here. old243

Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235491
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I've had Porkies kill trees in my yard doing that. I had a real nice single trunked serviceberry inside my chicken coop run, and a Porky moved in and killed it in about 2 nights. I never laid eyes on it actually eating the bark, and that tree/shrub was stripped just as heavy as the one in the photo. I have a zillion squirrels too, and have never seen them chew bark like that. Roy, did you see squirrels gnawing on the tree?


Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235492
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edit to above....I have seen squirrels lapping at maple sap dripping from stripped limbs.


Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235497
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Just look at the droppings under the tree to see what rodent is doing it. Most times a porky will live in a tree for quite some time so it's easy to spot it up there in the bare branches.


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Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235499
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we have lots of trees here and they look exactly like that but they arent maple. lots of squirrels too but never seen them chewing on the trees. We dont have porkeys here so what is it???

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Originally Posted by 653
we have lots of trees here and they look exactly like that but they arent maple. lots of squirrels too but never seen them chewing on the trees. We dont have porkeys here so what is it???

Pretty sure you do have Porky Pines in your State.


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Originally Posted by upstateNY
Originally Posted by 653
we have lots of trees here and they look exactly like that but they arent maple. lots of squirrels too but never seen them chewing on the trees. We dont have porkeys here so what is it???

Pretty sure you do have Porky Pines in your State.


Ive seen porkies hit on the interstate and not a tree in sight anywhere they might of starved looking for a tree! LOL


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Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235514
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I think porkie

Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235528
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porcupines can get out on limbs about the size of my thumb in diameter.

that definitly looks like porky damage


maybe get a roll of aluminum flashing and wrap the trunk for a 4-6 feet and see if the tree will recover use washer head screws to attach it and just make sure to get them all out later


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Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235823
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guys it not a porky , its squirrels , we watch they , its crazy but I watch them, grays and black squirrels , all the outside bark s on the ground , they are eating the inside there's about 5 trees ,they started in January

Re: every see this [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7235838
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If its squirrels...they would be next to gravy and biscuits when I saw'em...

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