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Attack of the tree-killing squirrels!

October 16, 2014

Those frisky, seemingly fun-loving squirrels skittering over the branches in your yard might actually be killing your trees.

It might sound nuts, but acorns aren ‘t the only thing the squirrels are after. They’re eating the bark, said Maggie Ambrosino, an Oak Hill arborist, and that’s killing the tree branches. She said she is seeing more damage this year than ever before.

We can blame it on the drought. Squirrels need water, and one source of water is the tree’s vascular system.

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