The most common animals that can damage your landscape during the winter are the ones that are active, including meadow voles, cottontail rabbits and whitetail deer. Michigan State University Extension advises that it is important to prevent damage. Repellants are ineffective in cold weather. If valuable landscaping material could get damaged this winter, consider putting up a fence as a barrier before plants can be damaged.
|Rabbits can reach higher on trunks and|
will stand upright on hard packed snow.
Photo by Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org