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Pine > Trunk/Branches > Small cut twigs with green needles on the ground

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Porcupine damage
Erethizon dorsatum

  • Bark chewed or removed on trunk and branches at any level
  • Higher branches snipped off with clean, smooth, slanted cut
  • Snipped-off twigs on ground
  • More common in winter and on young trees with thinner bark
  • More information on Porcupine damage

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