I was showing Amanda the damage. Just like me she was confused as to why!! We strolled a bit and I noticed the lower branch on my fig was cut the same way. The branch wasn't visible from the street. Okay....what!?
Then the light went on. Amanda had been telling me that while we were gone she and Noel saw two rabbits in our yard. We have not had rabbits in the 36 years we've lived here. So I didn't recognize the damage. Here are some Google images of rabbit 'prunings'. Doesn't it look like a nice pair of Felco Pruners did this. Mystery solved.
So rabbits eat Forsythia then? I wouldn't have thought that.
They left all of the branches neatly severed but not eaten. Allan is thinking that maybe they slice off little branches to sharpen their front teeth? Makes sense to me.
Bunny berries on the ground would seal the case against the rabbits.
I've seen no berries. :-)
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