Organic Deer Control
Deer play vital roles in the natural and cultural environment of New York and Connecticut. They are highly valued for the beauty and utilitarian benefits they provide. However, an abundance of deer in many neighborhoods have caused problems, especially in suburban and urban areas.
Hungry deer will eat almost anything, and once they realize your landscape is a healthy, delicious hotspot, they’ll show up consistently to devour your plantings. At Emerald, we apply a few methods to keep deer from chomping on and damaging trees and shrubs.
Signs of Deer Damage
- Nibbled produce, roughly chipped leaves, and missing buds and blossoms
- Small piles of round black droppings
- Hoof prints in the soil or snow
- Scars on tree trunks (typically caused by antlers)
Extent of Damage
Depending on the climate and time of year, deer can browse multiple plantings, including leaves and twigs of woody plants, grasses, shrubs, nuts, fruits, mushrooms and more.
As their hunger increases, deer damage becomes more destructive. During our most severe winters, all valuable plantings are susceptible to deer browsing. Feeding may increase following heavy snowfalls because typical food sources are covered by snow. As forage dwindles, deer will dig deeper for good.
Emerald’s expert team of Arborists and technicians will help protect your property’s valuable plantings from deer browsing during the winter season. We implement a few protective methods, including installing strategically placed temporary fencing, and applying deer resistant materials to foliage.
To learn more about our deer resistant methods, please contact us to schedule an appointment!