Ornamental trees can be a great addition to outdoor spaces. While ornamental trees can bring aesthetic appeal to your home, it can be hard to keep them in good condition. In some cases, deer will eat the bark of certain tree types for nourishment. While this isn’t an issue in the wilderness, it can be a problem if it is going on in your yard, and it can damage your tree.
The following article offers some answers to why deer are eating your tree bark and what you can do about it.
Deer will eat an assortment of plants in their environment, such as grass, acorns, insects, flowers, leaves, and bark. If a deer gets into one’s yard, it could eat your flowers, vegetables, and tree bark.
Keep the Deer Out
To stop deer from coming into your property, you can use a deer repellent spray. Taken from a predator type, a deer repellent spray is generally made from concentrated urine. For deer, this can be bobcats, coyotes, or cougars. Also, deer can be repelled with just dog urine. If you are a dog owner, let your furry family member do his or her #1 and #2 in the yard to keep the deer out.
A fence is another effective way to keep the deer out. It’s critical to remember that deer are quite agile. Deer can just over a fence that is seven feet tall. If you decide to install a fence, you might want to make it over 12 feet tall.
You can also use a noise alert system in your garden or yard. An alert system has a specialized motion detector with a buzzer. If the motion detector detects any activity in your outdoor area, a buzzer will go off. This will scare the deer away.
Deer can be a pain for a homeowner and his or her property. While having deer in your yard can be frustrating, it is possible to keep them out by following these suggestions. Besides keeping deer out, these tips work for other irritating animals as well. If you need assistance with any of these tips, reach out to a Rochester arborist.
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