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Help me save my trees

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by bluequad03, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. bluequad03

    bluequad03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I need some help, the #@%& deer have rubbed 2 of my red maple trees. I planted them 1 year ago. They are 6-7 feet tall and maybe 4 or so inches around. I strung wire around them to stop the rubbing. What can I do to the areas they already rubbed? Use a wrap, or tar ? Please help.

  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Take a piece of 4" or 6" flexible plastic drain pipe. Cut it as long as you need, then cut it lenghtwise. Now, open it up and place around your tree. This will protect the bark from the deer antlers. Or shoot the deer. As far as the rubbed areas, you can just trim the hanging bark off. Sometimes, if the tree wasn't rubbed too bad, it will survive.
  3. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

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