Tricks to protect trees against beavers:
•Mix paint with sand and paint the bottom of the trunk. Ideally, select a paint color similar to that of the tree trunks; this way the protection will blend with the landscape.
•Cover the trunks with chicken or rabbit wire fence to a height of 4 feet, 1.2 meter.
Steps to dealing with a trapper:
The trapping season runs from October 25 to March 1st. During that period no authorization or notice is required from the competent authority to deal with a trapper holding a permit. Outside that period however, the property owner must apply for an authorization from the authority before hiring the trapper.
Useful links concerning beaver management
•Gestion des castors – partage des responsabilités
•Cohabiter avec le castor – Abrinord folder : http://www.abrinord.qc.ca/repertoire_outils/castor/depliant_castor_final1.pdf
For more information on beaver management, the Fondation de la faune publishes a guide available at : http://www.fondationdelafaune.qc.ca/initiatives/guides_pratiques/30