Deer eating my fruit trees

LullabyF360January 28, 2013

I have several fruit trees I planted last year. Plum, pear, apple, peach, and pomegranate. The deer from our woods like to eat their leaves. At first I thought there was an issue with the trees, but one night my husband opened the front door, and there they were eating my leaves! They have not touched my grapes or several berry bushes. What can I do to keep them from eating off my trees? I also have wormwood planted directly around my house. I know the "tea" made from wormwood is a natural pesticide, but I was told it will repel the deer, too.

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samhain10(5a - MI)

I've read all sorts of things that are supposed to repel deer, but the only thing I've found that really works is to put up a chicken wire or hardware cloth cage that stays in place until your trees have grown big enough that the deer can't hurt them. The cage doesn't have to be anything elaborate, just a circle around them, staked well enough that it can't blow away. If the trees are already fairly tall, the cages will need to be a little bit wider so that the deer can't easily stretch their heads over to grab a bite. If it's too much work, they'll go elsewhere.

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