[NAFEX] deer eating persimmons?
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Jun 6 14:30:08 EDT 2009
I've observed the same thing. I've never seen deer do more than taste
a persimmon leaf, then leave the tree alone. My impression is that the
foliage contains the same sorts of astringent compounds that make the
unripe fruit so unpleasant.
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On Jun 6, 2009, at 10:19 AM, Jerrydana5 at aol.com wrote:
Do deer eat persimmon trees? I've got about 6 real nice small trees.
We have heavy deer pressure. To my surprise, it appears they have not
touched the leaves on the sprouts, which are about 4 feet tall. I know
they love the fruit. But it appears, from my experience, that they do
not like the leaves. Is that true? Jerry in southern Indiana
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