fishpondinfo.com

Enjoy forums? Start your own community for free.
InvisionFree - Free Forum Hosting
Welcome to Fishpondinfo. We hope you enjoy your visit.


You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.


Join our community!


If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:

Name:   Password:


 

 Deer Eating My Cedar Trees, need help
GOLDFISH TODD
Posted: Feb 24 2009, 08:30 PM


Fishy Member


Group: Full Members
Posts: 92
Member No.: 992
Joined: 20-March 07



I am having trouble with deer eating and killing my cedar trees only, by eating the branches all the way to the ends. Iv sprayed with some homemade deer repellant made of dishsoap, cyane pepper hot, eggs, vinigar etc, They stopped eating some off them but are killing others like crazy. I sprayed early winter when they really start to chow down on them.. summer isnt as bad because they like the grass to eat. Any ideas people.

thanks goldfish todd
Top
Broxandval
  Posted: Feb 24 2009, 09:17 PM


Daveandval


Group: Senior Members
Posts: 4,439
Member No.: 4,124
Joined: 1-November 08



Hi GoldfishTodd
Try cutting the lower branches which they can reach away( to browsing height on hind legs), thus leaving them nothing to eat.
rgds
broxandval

This advice will only be relevant if they are large mature trees otherwise Sorry can't help you there


--------------------
Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

http://xat.com/FishPondInfo
Top
Robyn
Posted: Feb 25 2009, 03:14 PM


Administrator


Group: Admin
Posts: 9,761
Member No.: 1
Joined: 1-September 03



On our land, if a plant is under 6 feet tall, and it's not in a cage, it's fair game as deer food. So, we make cages for all our saplings, bushes, perennials, etc. Can you physically cage your cedar trees or are they adult trees (which shouldn't die from browsing unless already weak)? We cut off a few feet of PVC coated wire (we call it dog fencing) and connect the ends together. The taller the cage, the large the plant can grow. I anchor the cages with sod staples but many of those come up when it's windy so I run around trying to hammer them back in.


--------------------
Robyn, Analytical Chemist, Zone 6/7, Maryland
Servant to 5 cats, 2 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 3 chickens, 1 redbellied turtle, 3 freshwater aquariums (65, 50, & 20 gallons), 2 saltwater aquariums (6 and 12 gallon nano cube reefs), 7 outdoor ponds (1800, 153, 50, 30, 20, 20, & 12 gallons), 1 indoor pond (50 gallons, winter only), crickets, mealworms, 2 six-spotted roaches, and hundreds of fish (of about 18+ species), amphibians, snails, shrimp, corals, crabs, worms, and so on in those aquariums and ponds. A mostly full list of my current animals is at http://www.fishpondinfo.com/animals/animallist.htm

fishie.gif ribbon.png
http://www.fishpondinfo.com
http://www.pondshowcase.com
Top
GOLDFISH TODD
Posted: Feb 26 2009, 05:26 PM


Fishy Member


Group: Full Members
Posts: 92
Member No.: 992
Joined: 20-March 07



thanks for replies. Some trees are 3feet high and some are 12 feet, About 15 trees total. Im gonna have to think this over, thanks, The taller trees are stripped to about 6feet up and look like crap. cool.gif
Top
Broxandval
  Posted: Feb 26 2009, 07:15 PM


Daveandval


Group: Senior Members
Posts: 4,439
Member No.: 4,124
Joined: 1-November 08



Hi GoldfishTodd
Thats what we used to do in the national trust foresty, all the fir's would have the lower branches stripped at various stages. smile.gif
Smaller trees we built guards around and surounded those with barbed wire its the same as rabbit guards for the sapllings (you otherwise cannot stop nature). sad.gif
Best of luck
rgrds
broxandval fishie.gif


--------------------
Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

http://xat.com/FishPondInfo
Top
« Next Oldest | Everyone else! | Next Newest »
InvisionFree - Free Forum Hosting
Create your own social network with a free forum.
Learn More · Register for Free

Topic Options



Hosted for free by InvisionFree* (Terms of Use: Updated 2/10/2010) | Powered by Invision Power Board v1.3 Final © 2003 IPS, Inc.
Page creation time: 0.0710 seconds | Archive
Visit http://www.fishpondinfo.com!