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May 3, 2018 1:50 PM CST
should I prune azaleas that the deer at the leaves off of. The plants are full and green on the bottom and have about 12" in bare branches around the plant where the deer ate the leaves. thanks, Linda
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 3, 2018 2:49 PM CST
I wouldn't.
Pruning the stems would just make it easier for the deer to get at more of the leaves!

Until you take some action to exclude the deer, you are just better off not messing with the stuff they eat.
Name: Kyle
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quercusnut
May 3, 2018 9:02 PM CST
If they ate just the leaves it's possible the bare stems will leaf back out. If you can keep the deer off of them.

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