Tree Protectors From Deer

Tree Protectors from deer damage are vital not only for young saplings but also for more established young trees and mature, specimen trees. Deer fencing can be useful in protecting areas of woodland. However tree trunk protection for those that would otherwise have their bark stripped is vital. Willows, Ash, Rowan, Oak and Birch seem to have bark that is particularly attractive and tasty – and these species will also have leaves stripped where they are accessible. Pine trees such as Scots Pine, Larch and Douglas Fir are also very prone to this and all need tree bark protectors of some kind if they are to survive.

Tree protectors from deer can take the form of deer guards which provide tree trunk protection for individual specimens. These are not practical for large areas of woodland as the cost would be prohibitive. They are therefore best reserved for individual trees where the guards also provide a decorative feature which adds to the beauty of the tree rather than detracts from it.

 

Trees need protectors from deer

Trees need protectors from deer

For larger areas of woodland, Tree Guard deer repellent is available and provides excellent protection for the trunk and accessible leaves of trees that would otherwise be damaged. This product contains an ingredient called Bitrex which makes the bark taste horrible to deer. In the same way that people can buy a product to paint on their nails to break the habit of biting them, this is one of the most effective tree protectors from deer as it ‘trains’ deer not to eat the bark. The deer can tell whether a tree has been treated or not, even though the chemical which sprays on as a milky substance is clear and not visible to people once dry. It is safe to use on plants that are not for consumption by humans and it is one of the best ways of protecting trees from deer as it is safe for the deer, the trees, the environment and humans.

 

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