Deep snow that piles up against the stems, branches and trunks of some of your favorite shrubs and trees provides perfect cover for meadow voles as they chew through the bark of these plants to get at the sugary sweet "cambium" all winter long. This same snow, once it crusts over, offers a "bridge" for rabbits to reach further up on the same plants. To reduce this type of damage, click on the links below so I can explain your options.
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