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Tree Damage Begins in September

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Now that the fall season is officially around the corner, it's time to talk about protecting trees from wildlife, especially white-tailed deer. 

The velvet on buck's antlers becomes increasingly uncomfortable throughout the summer months. It is heavy, distracting and not so attractive. To shed the growth,male deer find trees to rub against. Their mission isn't to damage trees; but unfortunately, this is a consequence of their actions. Therefore, tree growers will need to wrap trees to block shedding of the bark from deer. 

It's really not their fault; and we know that deer are trying to look presentable to doe for deer mating season; but as gardeners, we need to be protective of our plants this September from wildlife with tree guards and other deer management tactics. 

What Is Velvet On Deer Antlers?

Deer shed their antlers each year; and in order to rapidly grow, they rely on velvet nutrition to help them. This special tissue is a type of skin, loaded with blood vessels and nerves, that regenerates every year. While it helps grow antlers on deer, it causes discomfort in the late summer season as it becomes [...]

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When Is Deer Rut Season?

During the summer months, bucks will develop dried velvet on their antlers that will become quite heavy, unattractive and uncomfortable by the beginning of September. To look desirable by doe, male deer will find trees to rub the velvet off their antlers. This process is known as rutting. The action may make the deer feel better; [...]

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Keep Deer Off Golf Courses

August is a great time of year to be on the golf course with friends and colleagues. After all, this month, being National Golf Month, boasts great deals at driving ranges and sales on golf accessories. But, people are not the only ones visiting golf resorts this month. Deer are continuing to browse landscapes for [...]

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August Is National Peach Month!

Peaches are one of America's favorite fruits to eat in summertime; and they are simple to grow; but how easy are these types of fruit trees easy to protect? Here are easy orchard management strategies to keep away deer and other critters courtesy of DeerbustersCanada:1. Tree GuardsFruit trees, such as peach trees, do not produce fruit [...]

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Protect Arborvitae From Wildlife

The American Arborvitae/Thuja is a hardy Evergreen tree that can be found scattered throughout North America in zones 3-7. Arborvitaes grow throughout the year, maturing into heights between 40-60' tall and 10-15' wide. While direct sunlight is required to grow these trees, it only requires six complete hours to guarantee growth. This type of tree is [...]

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Rabbit Management In Winter

Often, growers think that just because it's wintertime that agricultural damage from deer and small critters won't happen; but we forget that all types of wildlife need to eat, too. For white-tailed deer, they will eat tree bark or fallen leaves and wait for the 'good stuff' in the spring (gardeners' freshly planted vegetables, flowers, [...]

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Forest Management Plan: Use Deer Fencing

As a forestry professional, you care about tree and soil health restoration and management. Not only are wildfires a concern, but pest disease and deer damage. To reduce the risk of deer and rodent damage in forests, Deerbusters suggests using deer fencing and tree guards.Deer have a bad habit of eating tree bark and rubbing [...]

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Deerbusters Releases Tree Wrap Protection

Often, fruit growers experience problems with damage to fruit trees and bushes; and it can be quite frustrating for a farmer. To help orchard growers manage their plants, and keep deer away from trees, Deerbusters would like to introduce tree guard protection. Deerbusters tree wrap is made from our toughest poly carbon fence mesh material to [...]

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