I have several acres of 20-30 foot Red Oaks and in the past it has been a great travel corridor but the past few season I have noticed that the deer are moving closer to the edges of this small wood lot. One reason I think is because the trees have grown branches all the way down to the ground. These branches all seem to be dead about 4 feet or so up the trees and do not grow any leaves. The question I am asking is will it hurt the trees if I trim these and make it easier to walk through which I hope will increase browsing also. Any help on this I would appreciate, thanks.