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Hi
I have a 2m Hibiscus that is being gnawed by an unknown pest. The branches are being chewed and stripped in two.
I am in Sydney and it is Spring. This is the only plant being attached. any ideas see pictures.
 

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I've noticed similar gnawing marks on the bark of numerous branches of my Live Oak tree. I think, at least in my case, it's squirrels. Don't know why they do it.
 
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Hi Roadrunner,

Perhaps its possums or some other vermin as we don’t have squirrels in Sydney.
 

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http://www.yates.com.au/pest-control/tips/whats-eating-my-plants

They say it could be rats

There is a chat box

Matt there said it could be cockatoos or rodents.

"I would suggest trying a temporary heavy netting,


after cutting out the damaged material where severe

I would suggest trying a temporary heavy netting,


after cutting out the damaged material where severe

regular observation will be key if they are going to identify the culprit

but cockies can do this kind of damage on plants and even buildings."
 

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