Hi guys I hunt a small piece of property in lower NY. Im gonna plant a small foodplot this year nothing crazy, just about a half acre and a the logging road that leads to it. I cant get plow equipment back there so Im gonna spray and then plant a week later. For the actual plot Im gonna do throw and gro or secret spot (basically mixes of brassicas clover and rye grass). I was thinking of ways to maximize the potential of this relatively small area and while at the nursery today, the clerk suggested planting arbor vitae.
His only knowledge about deer comes from people complaining about their shrubs being destroyed but that seems reliable enough to me.
What do you guys think about lining the plot with white cedar? From what Ive read deer seem to really like the tree, and I think it would make a good late season attractant. The nursery by me has some arbor vitae thats been in the back for years theyre 8ft+ and they said theyd sell for like 30 bucks each so I think its a pretty cost effective plant considering it will come back year to year
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