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Are Deer Rubbing You the Wrong Way?

September 20, 2017

In the Fall deer rub their antlers on younger trees and can damage, disfigure and even kill them! Larger deer go after the bigger trees. The bark is literally stripped away. They start just after Labor Day, i.e., now! In one night they can really mess up a tree.
These marks are easy to spot in areas with high deer populations.
Deer have a habit of returning to the same trees, so protect them as soon as you can.
Instead of difficult and unattractive protection like plastic or chicken wire, try twine! It’s cheap and easy and if you don’t get around to taking it off in spring, let it rot.