Tree bark


Old 11-25-14, 01:35 PM
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Tree bark

I have a small nishiki tree (about 6 feet tall) that I just planted in early June. I live in SE Pennsylvania. My wife just noticed the other morning that the bark has been rubbed off most likely by a deer. What can I do to the tree so it doesn't die and how can I prevent that from happening again?

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Old 11-25-14, 03:14 PM
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Rich.....30-06 expanding nose. Not much else you can do with deer. They can jump 8' vertically so fences are out. Human hair around the base may make a difference.
Old 11-25-14, 03:35 PM
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The bark will heal...don't use any undercoating type sealer spray on it.

Larry...these are PA deer...a 30-30 soft tip will be fine.

Seriously could always put a small chicken wire fence around the lower part of the a tomato cage?
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Personally I like Barnes bullets so there is no lead in the meat. But, only so much venison will fit in the freezer and you have to resort to alternative methods. I put fences around my new trees and leave it up as long as possible. For most trees I leave the fencing up 3 or 4 years but if it's something right in front of the house I put the fence up in early fall and remove it in spring.
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there is a product called liquid fence. keeps deer away from my garden and plants. been using it for a few years.
Old 11-25-14, 05:43 PM
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Thank you, guys. It gives me some hope that the tree won't die. Tomorrow the protection goes up if we don't get too much snow!


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