The price of visiting woodchucks?

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I can’t say this with any certainly, but I’m guessing the demise of our cedar tree was woodchuck related.

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It stood in that corner for almost 20years with no issue and then, wham! It was dead. Upon removal we found this…

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A hole, next to the trunk. And on further examination…

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A hump of dirt with a strategically placed pile of poo. On the other side of the hump?

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Another hole, which meant woodchuck tunnel. I figured they must have destroyed the roots of the tree with their digging, but in actuality the tunnel goes under these other bushes that weren’t affected at all.

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So it’s a mystery, but either way? I’m left with an empty space and a stump.

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Because while my husband loves to cut things down with his chainsaw? He could care less about the mess he leaves behind.

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16 thoughts on “The price of visiting woodchucks?”

  1. That close to the house? I hope they didn’t tunnel under the house. You only see about 5% of their tunnels. As evidenced by the BIG ASS CRACK IN MY GARAGE FLOOR now. I’m pissed and that little sob dies.

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  2. When a tree in my yard was taken down, I left the stump waist-high and put a bird bath on it. Your stump is low to the ground, but you could use it for a woodchuck bath or (better yet) a red squirrel bath.

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  3. I doubt it was those of the furry rounded rumps. Its location seems to be in a bit of a dip. Maybe water collected there and its roots rotted. I think that’s what happened to my lemon tree. Has anything changed since you’ve been in lockdown? Regardless, a good woodchuck edible bush would go there nicely…

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