squirrels - Knowledgebase Question

Westminster, Co
Question by jefferyglars
April 18, 2009
I have two potted (Bonsai) Japanese maples that the squirrles want to chew off the bark in the spring. I have covered the trunk, is there anything that I can use to spray on the tree which will not hurt the tree or animals but will discourage the chewing?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2009


Perhaps a better solution is to simply drape bird netting over your Japanese maples, anchoring it down on the ground or table with bricks or rocks or tucking the netting in under the container to keep those pesky squirrels away from them. Soon they will move on to better hunting grounds and you can remove the bird netting. Best wishes with your plants!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Crocosmia 'Lucifer'"