Denis Huel wrote:I've tried this for the first time this year. I piled willow branches cut from a nearby wetland over a row of Amelanchier (Saskatoon) seedlings planted nearly two decades ago that the deer have browsed so heavily year after year that many are still less than two feet high and not producing fruit.
Tristan Vitali wrote:We piled up brush and saplings from clearing to about 2 feet high and in a circle about 4 feet diameter, basically hiding the seedling/sapling trees from view and making it difficult to get to. Oak's not such a tasty one to begin with, but we were a bit concerned about deer and moose since there's not an oak to be found for a few square miles now (logging industry took them all). So far no nibbling and there's been fresh deer, moose and snowshoe scat around them lately as buds start to break.
John Polk wrote:
One caution, depending on what critters you get pressure fom:
If it is good enough to keep deer/elk/moose out, will it provide habitat for smaller critters you also want to keep out?