I have to ask do deer use pruners? I was walking in my yard transplanting a willow and went over to one of the free maples I planted.
And to what did my wondering eyes appear?
A slice off the tip of my maple by a deer!
Perfectly sheered as if the deer carried a set of bypass pruners in its pockets! I was afraid the deer might snack on my trees. It seems that a maple is good for lunch, dinner or even that late night snack. I wish the maple had not appeared on the deer's menu but that just confirms what I was thinking. I should find two larger "Sunset" maples to put in the yard instead. Larger trees would stand a better chance against the appetite of the white-tailed midnight muncher. Don't get me wrong I like the deer coming to visit. I just wish they would bring a bag lunch instead!
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Saturday, December 22, 2007
Arbor Day Tree Update No. 1 or Do Deer use Pruners?
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Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.