stumps? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dpena
September 17, 2009
On both sides of my front entrance, I had two evergreens about 6 feet tall that were almost completely destroyed by hungry deer. I recently chopped them down in an attempt to replace them with two evergreens that are deer resistant. I live in upstate NY (zone 6). Any suggestions? Also, do I need to completely remove the stumps, or could they just be grinded (I need to replant in the same spot).

Answer from NGA
September 17, 2009
Some plants are less attractive to deer than others. Here are a few suggestions: Juniper (Juniperus): Andorra Compact; Blue Arrow; Blue Chip; Blue Forest; Blue Point; Blue Star; Calgary Carpet; Daub's Frosted; Gold Lace; Green Columnar; Grey Owl; Hetz Blue; Icee Blue; Japanese Dwarf; Medora; Mint Julep; Prince of Wales;
Sea Green; Skyrocket; Spartan; Upright Pompon Hetz Column; and Wichita Blue.

Pine (Pinus): Austrian; Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone; Mugho; Scotch Hillside Creeper.

Spruce (Picea): Bird's Nest; Black Hills; Blue Wonder Dwarf; Colorado; Dwarf Alberta; Dwarf Blue Globe; Dwarf Norway; Fat Albert; Little Gem; Grafted Siberian;
Nana Blue Nest; Norway Acrocona; Weeping Norway.

I'd have the stumps of the pines ground. If you don't they may resprout. Good luck with your landscape!

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