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Holly and Deer

Posted by billbruhm Zone 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 31, 09 at 16:57

Hello. Deer have stripped my holly of all their leaves. This is the first winter that this has happened. Been very cold here in Nova Scotia so I guess they need the food. Will the leaves grow back this spring? Bill

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RE: Holly and Deer

Should regenerate - they're likely going just for the leaves (desperate when it's holly!) rather than nipping off pieces of branch. For some reason (and not deer) my new 2007 planted holly dropped all its leaves that fall. It came back like gangbusters spring of 2008.

Next fall, if it's small enough to be practical, you might cage the holly in chickenwire or wrap it in burlap. Deer don't bother even when desperate when you make it a bit difficult for them.

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