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Aug 17, 2019 6:57 AM CST
Louisville, KY
This article does not consider saving young newly planted trees from deer who can strip bark from them.

What are guidelines/thoughts on this issue?
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I agree, wrapping helps protect against critter damage. but I prefer the curled stiff plastic that stands away from the trunk. As trees outgrow that sort of plastic tree guard, it can be better to use a couple of t-stakes or a few landscape staples to hold down a cylinder of wire rabbit fencing, maybe 6 inches in diameter.

I put large cylinders of rabbit fencing around young shrubs for a couple of years, until they get too large/tough to be appealing to the bunnies and groundhogs who otherwise like to gnaw them to the ground.
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