The title characters originally appeared in card artwork by Elena Kucharik, before branching out into various media and merchandise. While porcupine can damage healthy trees, the biggest source tree damage in Washington State, especially in young trees, comes from black bears. Bear claw gouges are among the most conspicuous bark marks. 1:03. Damage will mostly occur on at the 3-5 foot level of the tree, typically conifers 15-30 years old. “During breeding season, males are cruising around Care Bears are a group of characters created by the U.S. greeting card company American Greetings in 1981. Some are from climbing bears, while others indicate a paw’s vertical swipe that rakes a trunk for several inches. BEAR CLAWS TREE - Duration: 0:58. grand forks dan 139 views. Loops of barbed wire snag tufts of hair and fur from bears as they mark the tree, providing valuable genetic data. I’ve also seen marks made by bears working both paws on a tree and bringing them close together in a Vpattern. Vertical tooth and claw marks may be noticed. Scarring and scratching by marking bears is also evident on the tree, Courtesy Anthony Crupi. A brown bear near Yakutat in Southeast Alaska investigates a rub tree. ... Beech tree with bear claw marks - Duration: 1:03. wrenroost 384 views. Stripped bark will lay on the ground. Unmarked trees that are left usually have the best potential to make the most productive future second crop. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. Tree with bear claw marks, Alaska, American black bears, Ursus americanus, often mark trees using their teeth and claws as a form of communication with other bears, a behavior common to many species of bears. Some trees will be repeatedly marked by the same bear, or by other bears in succession over the years. Lost Bear cub crying for mom - Duration: 1:15. The Washington Forestry Protection Association estimates that a single foraging black bear can peel bark from as many as 70 young trees a day. The franchise launched in 1982 with ten title characters, and in 1984 added several more characters known as the Care Bear Cousins. Damage may be extensive, up to 70 trees in one day. Finally, bears often rub, bite or scrape trees as a way of marking their territory. Black bears bite saplings, telephone poles and other similar, vertical items to mark their territories and to issue challenges to other nearby bears. Some are from climbing bears, while others indicate a paw’s vertical swipe that rakes a trunk for several inches. I’ve also seen marks made by bears working both paws on a tree and bringing them close together in a V pattern. Selecting trees to cut is the most common mark made, often done using paint. 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