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Beaver Damage

Photo: Laura Kammin
Beavers will work on multiple trees at the same time. Note the different levels of damage on the two large trees.
Beavers will work on multiple trees at the same time. Note the different levels of damage on the two large trees near the river.
Photo: Laura Kammin
Closeup of a tree with beaver damage. Teeth marks are clearly visible.
Photo: Laura Kammin
This beaver damaged tree will soon come down.
This beaver damaged tree will soon come down when the beavers come back to finish their work.
Photo: Adele Hodde, IDNR
This tree was felled by a beaver.
This tree was felled by a beaver.
Photo: Jared Duquette
Beavers eat wood and also use tree limbs to build their dams.
Beavers eat the bark, buds, stems, and twigs of trees. They use tree limbs to build their dams.