Bark Damage to Holly Tree

Bark Damage to Holly Tree

Observation - Bark Damage to Holly Tree. Description: This photo was brought into North Wales Wildlife Trust office. The damage was no more than 1 metre off the ground. We have had many suggestions as to what the damage might be; wild goat, deer, hare, rabbit, our thought is it seems too methodical in char

This photo was brought into North Wales Wildlife Trust office. The damage was no more than 1 metre off the ground. We have had many suggestions as to what the damage might be; wild goat, deer, hare, rabbit, our thought is it seems too methodical in character to be ripped off by a goat or deer, and more horizontal in nature rather than vertical. Any thoughts gratefully received!