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#193969 - 05/30/05 12:08 AM Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees??
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Amoeba

Registered: 07/11/04
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Short of erecting 8 foot fence, any ideas on how I can stop deer munching on my apple trees at night?? <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Hellie T.

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#193970 - 05/30/05 11:15 PM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees??
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Anyone out there?

I've heard hanging bars of soap from the branches works or cloves of garlic but before I buy up the supermarket - any other ideas? <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Hellie T.
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#193971 - 05/30/05 11:18 PM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees??
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Amoeba

Registered: 07/11/04
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Another idea is unwashed human hair hung in unwashed tights!
This sounds a bit gross but does it work and where do I get unwashed hair???

Hellie T.

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#193972 - 05/31/05 04:37 AM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees??
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Amoeba

Registered: 08/01/04
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OK someone out there must have a problem with deer? I'm sure I'm not the only one! Perhaps you are all on hols and who could blame you <img src="/images/graemlins/rolling.gif" alt="" />

As animals I like deer, but then I like apple trees too. I just don't happen to like the trees after the deer have visited. There must be a way of deterring them ? <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Hellie T.

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#193973 - 06/02/05 04:15 AM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees??
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I had just heard to put out human hair...not unwashed hair. Try a beauty parlor...I bet they have tons of hair to give away. But you would have to put it out new hair frequently. Connie
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#193974 - 06/02/05 01:06 PM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees??
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Amoeba

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Thanks Connie - I've been round the hairdresser's and they say washed hair doesn't smell so much - however I collected enough to use this week. someone else told me deer don't like the smell of peppermint and to spray the leaves with mint solution - I suspect they would think I was putting out After Eight mints for them! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Hellie T.

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#193975 - 06/02/05 06:07 PM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees??
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Registered: 03/11/03
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LOL...after dinner mints. I did a search on the net and found this: "Strong scents such as small hotel soaps drilled and hung on your shrubs and trees or fabricsoftener strips and bags containing peeled garlic bulbs can be hung or spread around vulnerable areas. For a garlic defense with less muss and fuss use garlic oil dispensers that clip right where you need them . Spaced about five to six feet apart they form a very strong odor barrier that can last up to six months." You might try that. Connie
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#193976 - 06/02/05 06:09 PM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees??
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Oh, and it said that most deer can jump a 12 foot fence. So an 8 foot one wouldn't help at all...Connie
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#193977 - 06/02/05 06:17 PM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees?
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I have had as many as seven in my yard. There is something called deer away or deer off and I am told it works like a charm. It lasts for about a month and then you re-apply it. It must work as my neighbors have salvaged their yards and the deer come over to mine. They love day lillies, apple trees, azaleas, and hostas among other things.

My neighbor across the way has put a large-hole netting over her plants and that seems to work also. It is black and disappears into the scenery. She also put aluminum pie plates hanging from strings too. That is not nearly as attractive. Cord strung low in front of the plants works also as they brush up against it and it makes the deer nervous. They cannot see it. Just don't forget it is there and trip over it.
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#193978 - 06/06/05 01:48 PM Re: Help how do I stop deer eating my apple trees?
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Amoeba

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Thanks Angie the netting idea sounds good - I'll give it a try

Hellie

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