If you're looking at the top photo and thinking I'm not a very good pruner, rest assured that this yew was looking terrific a few weeks ago. That is, until our resident moose decided to stop by for a snack. Sigh...
And the culprit is in the next photo. Yes, Bruce the Moose apparently thinks yews are quite tasty and he also seems to think the pruning job I did last fall needed a bit of tweaking.
The moose photo was taken on March 1st and even though we shooed him away at the time, he's been back a few more times for additional snacks.
We have a deer fence that surrounds our backyard but this guy can just saunter on into the front yard any time he pleases. And if there's one thing I've learned about moose, they can pretty much do whatever they want. We're hoping he realizes the deer fence also applies to him!
Oh, and if you'd like a closer look at Bruce and/or the damage to the yew, just click on the photos and you'll be able to view much larger images.