I LOVE to eat the bottom of your tree!
I am a very cute animal, though in the winter, it is difficult for me to find food -- the trunk of your tree,
especially if it is an Apple/Crabapple, is luxury food for me and my friends!
If you do not want us eating your tree, please use a protective barrier (chicken wire is horrible on my teeth) around the
base of your tree. If the snow gets deeper, remember to put more protection on your tree -- I can hop on top of
the snow and I will destroy your tree.
You can see what my friends have done to a lovely crabapple....