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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 11:10 AM
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Strut 10 why do they go after Christmas trees , I can see fruit trees but not Christmas trees , probably a easy answer. thanks
Who doesn't like the smell of freshly crushed evergreens?

Also may be looking for grubs/worms. I've had the tops of white pine broken looking for pine borer grubs.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 01:22 PM
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Because they can.

I think it's just an act of semi-random aggression. I say "semi-random" because, from what I can see, they target FAR more Christmas trees than just any old tree in the woods.


We have the same problem. The game commission claims that they are very itchy after hibernation and use the trees to scratch themselves, breaking them off in the process. I believe it is mostly Frasier fur on our place too.

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We have the same problem. The game commission claims that they are very itchy after hibernation and use the trees to scratch themselves, breaking them off in the process. I believe it is mostly Frasier fur on our place too.
Must be a HECKUVA a hibernation itch if it lasts through July, August, September...…………….

They don't seem to discriminate or be choosy here. Frasers...…...Concolors……..Canaans…………. Our bears are equal-opportunity vandals.
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