Hello everyone! I just moved to Casper and I have 2 acres I'm putting a hedgrow into. I just got done planting 150 berry bushes and I want to put tree tubes/protectors on them for deer and wind. Can anyone suggest good ones that they have used before? It's just going to take too long for me to get fencing up this season.
Hi Michelle, welcome to permies! Are the bushes all in a line or along the perimeter of the property? Or are they scattered throughout?
If they're in a line(s), you might be able to get by with cheaper fencing that isn't as tall since deer don't like to jump into small/narrow areas. A pair of snow fence or cement remesh "fences" spaced 4' apart with the shrubs in the middle might do the trick.
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Remesh circles have worked well for me with deer. Make a circle out of it and place it over the bush. I don't need to stake it down. You can reach in for weeding/mulching or remove it for more access. It kind of dissappears (invisible) at a distance. I havent needed to stake them down for deer, but its possible a buck could flip it over if he uses it to scrape velvet off his antlers.