News - An example of the damage that a beaver can do.

- Wrap your trees with 16 gauge galvanized wire one metre high (approximately 3 feet). If using chicken wire, wrap in multiple layers. Keep the bottom of the wire flush to the ground.
- Paint tree trunks with a sand and paint mixture (120 ml of masonry-grade sand per litre of latex paint) to protect trees from beaver damage.
- Plant trees and vegetation that beavers don't like, such as elderberry, nine bark and twin berry.
Trapping is not a lasting solution, since new beavers will move into vacated territory.

Visit the Ministry of Natural Resources website for more information.

Information courtesy of:

Kathi Kerr,
Director of Common Waters