Beaver Attack

Is there something wrong with our apple tree?

We have a house on a small lake in Washington State.   This spring we noticed our apple tree was not leafing out.

Yes .. definitely beaver teeth made those marks

On closer inspection… hmmm.. could be a beaver…. YES YES, a Beaver

Seems he had good access from the lake and the small branches of the apple tree are a BEAVER DELICACY.

Sorry , this tree is not going to be a survivor and the beaver never came back to finish it off.

I don’t think there were any winners this time around. Except maybe the gardening store when we buy something to replace it.