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Rings in bark of alder buckthorn

Observed: 12th December 2012 By: barry.henwood
    rings in alder buckthorn bark

rings like this were abundant on alder buckthorn. The bark had been removed but the rings were not complete - limited to 80-90% of the circumference. I do not consider there is any chance that they are an artefact caused by humans.


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Ring damage ID

I suspect this was caused by grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis.

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ring damage on alder buckthorn

interestingly, 5 old summer dormouse nests were found nearby. I wondered if it could be dormouse.