Emerald Greens eaten by deer

Old 03-28-19, 03:29 PM
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Emerald Greens eaten by deer

The past winter, we had numerous deers eat the bottom half of our Emerald Greens.

Any suggestions on any particular fertilizer that may help them grow this spring? Are these completely ruined?...just want to make sure they will regrow!


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Old 03-28-19, 03:45 PM
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The deer love eating the bottom of Arborvitae trees like yours. If they just eat the tips..... the branches should grow back. I've seen some with all the lower branches completely cleaned off. Those trees will have a hard time recovering.

I would think you'd want to use a slow release high in nitrogen fertilizer. I'll let the other pros address that.
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Your shrubs/trees don't look bad except for the odd pruning. They should recover just fine on their own.

They are planted quite close together so if you fertilize I would go lightly. You don't want to encourage too much growth as they are already crowded.
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once they get like that they usually stay like that. I used to think it was from people trimming them without an extension or ladder and only getting the areas they could lol. WAter and organic fertilizer like liquid form purely organic lawn food and/or milorganite will help though (both those alternated will give full NPK spectrum instead of N and K, and N and P respectively.

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