Walking along the Otrain pathway, I am distressed to see so many trees debarked by rabbits or mice.
They probably won’t survive.
Last year, we lost a whole bunch on the NCC side of Bayview Station. None of the trees there had chew guards on them, while the city trees south of Bayview Station did.
This year, there were no tree guards left at all.
I wonder if the contractor picks them up for reuse when they removed the posts that held up the burlap wind protection installed for the first two winters. After all, they only have to ensure they live for two years.
Maybe that’s the whole idea.