Deer repellents can offer a solution. Repellents may be either contact or
area. Contact repellents taste bad to deer. When using a contact repellent,
the tree should be treated up to six feet. Applying contact repellents on
the tree should prevent chewing; however, it may not stop rubbing of its
antlers. Area repellents emit foul odors, which can deter deer from the
general area. This type of deer repellent may be more effective for deer rub
tree protection. Both wash off with rain and need to be reapplied regularly.
After many trials with area
customers, we have found the most effective deer repellent to be Plantskydd.
It is odorless after it dries, and doesn't need to be reapplied as often. It
is made of bloodmeal so it acts as a fertilizer too. It comes in a spray or
powdered form and the powdered form seems to be even more effective.
We have also discovered what
doesn't work. Soap! Windmills! Mothballs! Garlic! Home made Rotten egg