[permaculture] Tree Tubes
Margaret & Steven Eisenhauer
eisenhauerdesign at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 2 20:21:24 EDT 2009
Hello Upstate NY,
We live in the south/eastern Adirondacks between Lakes George and Champlain.
2-years ago, we planted individual sugar maple trees. Very young, only
about 18" tall. We protected them through the winter (deer grazing season)
by using 5 foot tall 5-posts that are hand-driven in the ground. We put one
on each side of the tree (2) total). Then we "strung" 1 1/2" x 4" wire mesh
(with a 4 foot) height on the uprights, and then set another section of this
same 4 foot mesh on top. All secure with plastic clip ties. It kept the
deer from "grazing" them that winter. This past year, we did not do this
process, and did find some deer pruning. And, these trees are only 15 feet
from the south side of our house. They did not nip them and kill them,
fortunately, but it remains to be seen this growing season.
So, this is a treatment for an individual tree basis.
Hope this helps.
M & S
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[mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of tom
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 10:01 AM
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Subject: [permaculture] Tree Tubes
I've got a serious number of bare-root seedlings to plant this spring
(upstate NY) which will be under tremendous deer pressure. Anyone
have any particular recommendations on tree tubes to protect them and
give them a head start?
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