had to turn to trees and shrubs for food this winter.
The heavy snow cover kept them from finding grass and
photos show where rabbits stood on top of drifted snow
and gnawed bark and nipped off small branches to get
the green, inner bark layer of the shrubs (right) and
Russian Olive Tree branches (lower right).
can severely damage or kill landscape plants, orchard
trees, windbreak trees and other woody plants during
long periods of snow cover like we've had the past couple
rabbits from valuable plants is a long-term solution
to costly damage. The expected snow depth may determine
the height at which fences should be built to ensure
protection during the winter months.