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azteca, esshup, gehajake, jpsdad, RAH, SherWood
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#541445 11/17/2021 9:04 PM
by azteca

How do you keep Deer away from your fruit trees and shrubs.

I have electronic repellents near the house, but in the field where there is no electricity I tried this.

This year I install white bands


Do you have anything else.
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#541471 Nov 18th a 10:59 PM
by FishinRod
I have tried multiple methods on my trees.

I have game cam pics of the deer standing on their hind legs to eat the tops off of trees in 5' tree tubes. I also have pics of them knocking down the tubes.

I have also set little barbed wire fence enclosures around my trees. It works well, but it utilizes a lot of materials AND it is a pain to climb through to weed or prune the trees.

I finally tried the patented GEHAJAKE Elevated Hoops System (as shown on some of the trees in his pic).

It works very well for the tree-deer situation on my farm. I give it two thumbs up!

(I have a $35 t-post puller from Tractor Supply that works superbly. When the trees finally grow out above the deer browsing height, it will be quite easy to remove the hoops and posts, and then re-use them on any new plantings.)
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#541486 Nov 19th a 02:57 PM
by Augie
Originally Posted by FishinRod
(I have a $35 t-post puller from Tractor Supply

You already had a superb t-post puller. You just didn't know it.

pull a t-post the easy way
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#541464 Nov 18th a 03:39 PM
by Augie
Best way I've found is to own a couple big dogs and leave them outside at night.

You can never shoot enough of them to save your trees.
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#541469 Nov 18th a 08:34 PM
by gehajake
For my fruit trees I just made round hoops out of woven wire and set them around them, I also raised mine up so that I can mow under and around the plant, and a little piece of drain tile around the base to keep the rabbits from chewing on them. Ill see if I can find a picture.
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#541461 Nov 18th a 02:11 PM
by RAH
Human hair from a barber shop. Used kitty litter.
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#547130 Apr 27th a 05:37 PM
by azteca

The test seems conclusive.

All the places where I put these white ribbons, especially where there are apple trees have not been touched,
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#547221 Apr 30th a 04:15 AM
by esshup
Turn the power to the electric fence off. Put a piece of tin foil on it, and smear some Peanut Butter on the tinfoil. Turn the fence back on. The deer will lick the tinfoil and won't like it a bit.....
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#547236 Apr 30th a 04:07 PM
by Hirsch56
The key to fence away deer is to place 2 rows of fence about 24" apart. If you want to try a low wire perimeter, you should have better success with 2 rows of wire.
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#547215 Apr 30th a 03:12 AM
by Heppy
My in-laws had a terrible problem with deer eating their landscaping until an old farmer told them to put a single strand of electric fence about 6 inches off the ground. I doubted that would work myself but 4 years later and they no longer have any problems with deer. It sounds crazy I know but you learn something new everyday. For fruit trees at the cabin I cut 10 foot sections of 2x4 fencing wire, drove 2 T post on opposite sides of each tree and formed a circle around each tied to the T posts about 10 inches off the ground to bush hog. I’ve had no problems with deer since I put them up last summer. The T post idea came from someone on here but I can’t remember who did it, maybe RAH?
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