We were doing some repairs to release pens this morning when we found that several trees had been attacked in one wood and bark stripped from around their base to a height of about 10". Only beech trees had been damaged. I found one area had been stripped about 5 feet up the trunk on one tree (see photo).
I was with 1/2 dozen farmers with a wealth of knowledge but no-one was certain what animal had caused the damage or had seen it before.
Having done some research on the internet it would seem that squirrels were the culprits. Would anyone confirm or otherwise please?