I hope you'll bear with me, confirm or contradict my assumptions, and
answer any questions you have answers for.
I planted a cherry tree almost a year ago, and actualy got about 20
cherries from it soon after Memorial Day. I was hoping for a lot more
This winter, we had lots of snow in Baltimore (and everywhere else , for
that matter) and for the first time I noticed what seemed like deer
tracks in the snow, though they weren't perfect (which I attributed to
melting, not to being a non-deer.) and I also saw something was eating
the bark on the tree, about 1/4 o the circumference. Is that
enough to kill the tree?? or to kill branches that start on the same
side that the bark is gone from????
I have an end-of group townhouse with a small yard, and a 46" picket
fence. I know that it's nothing for a deer, even a baby deer?, to jump
over the fence, but I've never seen one inside the fence or found deer
tracks. (I see lots a block away, but I don't even see them right
outside the fence, except a couple times in 10 years)
There was no trunk knawing during the summer or fall. Is the recent
bark eating because the snow covered other food and it was looking for
something new and easy to eat that was above the snow?????
Would that imply that I'm relatively safe as long as there is no snow on
The tree came with a coil of white plastic around the trunk, that
covered about 12 inches of trunk. I left it on and the dear ate from
the part above the plastic. I have another coil from another tree
that died, so I put that on now, covering 2 feet of trunk, all of the
trunk below the first limb,
Do you think that is enough to stop the deer, or will it push the
plastic aside, or eat from trunk above the limb (which might be harder
to get at.) ?????
OTOH, God didn't make trees with plastic covers. Will the tree be
missing out on something if I leave that cover on for years to come?????
Is it possible the bark will grow back??
- posted 6 years ago