Protecting trees from horse teeth?
I have a row of large cedar trees in my pasture; they make nice shade in the summer and provide shelter in the winter (even though the horses have access to stalls they like to go stand under the trees when it snows). Every spring I have to cut a few dead branches off because they reach up and chew on them...no big deal. Well, this winter they've started stripping bark off the trunks and I'm afraid it's going to kill the trees.
The obvious solution is to put a fence around the trees but that isn't an option right now with the ground frozen sold. I'm thinking of wrapping the trunks with blue tarps, which will look ridiculous...any better ideas?