Bushes For Bucks

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kykevin
 
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Bushes For Bucks

Postby kykevin » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:48 am

What is everyones opion on the best shrubs/bushes to plant for deer cover/browse?
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RE: Bushes For Bucks

Postby eagle eye » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:39 pm

honeysuckle and American beautyberry are two excellent shrubs to plant for both browse and cover and very hearty
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RE: Bushes For Bucks

Postby ranwin33 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:32 pm

Grey/Rough Leaf Dogwoods, wild plums, and arrowwood.
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RE: Bushes For Bucks

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:08 am

Something else to consider is talking with your state conservation department or DNR and looking at installing only plants native to your area.  It's a good conservation practice.
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RE: Bushes For Bucks

Postby smitty » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:07 am

Ive herd autumn olives work well for deer and other wildlife.  My friend says he always finds pheasants, turkey, and partridge eating them.  I hope they are that attractive to wildlife because Ive got about 15 started in the house right now.  
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RE: Bushes For Bucks

Postby ChuckNorris » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:29 am

ORIGINAL: ranwin33

Something else to consider is talking with your state conservation department or DNR and looking at installing only plants native to your area.  It's a good conservation practice.

 
I agree 100%. If you don't want to order from the DNR itself, at least respect your land enought to only plant species native to the area and avoid anything considered invasive at all costs.
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RE: Bushes For Bucks

Postby Stickman » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:37 pm

I started planting sawtooth oak, chinkapin oak, plum and apple trees.


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