Native Species

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Native Species

Postby Admin » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:27 am

Has anyone had any success getting bareroot shrubs to take off before deer eat them down too much? Some examples include: highbush cranberry, honeysuckle bushes, nannyberry, etc?

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RE: Native Species

Postby jacannon63 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:23 am

I have to put tree tubes on every tree I plant otherwise the deer nip the buds and leaves and this stunts the plant.

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RE: Native Species

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:32 am

Tree tubes are the answer.  I've planted bareroot trees and shrubs every year and everything gets eaten, until this year when I used the tree tubes. 

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RE: Native Species

Postby RNC » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:59 am

Cut up bars of Irish Spring soap also help as a deterant for deer. We use it around new trees and other plantings at the folks cabin. Cut up the bar and spread it around the tree/plants. It wont stop deer entirely but it helps.

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