Now that fall is here, you know that you are going to see a lot of deer around, especially if you are in an area that is more rural. Protecting your trees from deer damage is probably at the forefront of your mind. Below are two ways that you can protect your precious trees from deer this fall.
Protecting Your Trees from Deer – Multiple Trees
One of the best things that you can do if you have a lot of trees that you want to protect from deer is to put up a fence. There are pros and cons to this, of course, but it’s very effective.
· Protects Multiple Trees
· Protects the branches & leaves along with the trunk
· Can prevent other animals from getting into the yard
· Can be simple
· Doesn’t have to be changed each season
· Has to be 6 to 8 feet high
· Can be expensive
As you can see, there are pros and cons to this type of protection for your trees. However, it’s a great option when you have a lot of trees that you have to protect from the deer.
Protecting Your Trees from Deer – Individual Trees
If you don’t have a lot of trees, you can use pipes and other things that you wrap around your tree trunks to protect them. You can find the supplies needed for wrapping your trees at many home improvement or gardening stores. You also can make these guards yourself from pipes.
· Less expensive than a fence
· Simple to do
· Can be time consuming
· Has to be changed every season
· Only protects the trunks
So, as you can see, there are two options that you can use depending on the type of protection that you want. Here are a few questions that you want to ask yourself to help you choose.
· How many trees do I have to protect?
· What is my budget?
· Do I want to encompass my whole yard?
Look at the options and think about what your needs are. Then you can choose the one that will work best for you.