What did this to my Leyland Cypress?

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Date Photo Taken: December 11, 2011
Location: Roswell, GA
Posted By: lewmiller1

Notes:

Something has striped the bark from one of my Leyland Cypress. There are six trees about 4″ in diameter and 12′ tall planted along the edge of our property. Only one has been affected. The bark is striped from about 1 and a half feet from the ground up to about 4 feet. A couple of small branches are broken off. We live in a subdivision at the edge of the woods and frequently have wildlife in our backyard. Any ideas?

COMMENTS

  1. stone Unregistered says:

    Deer.
    When the bucks scrape the velvet off their antlers, they typically search out our specimen plantings and kill them.

    About all you can do is fence the plantings in… Or go out and start shooting the wildlife.

    December 12th, 2011 at 6:53 am
  2. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    Hunters call this damage ‘buck rub’ and look for it when they scout out places to hunt deer. Like stone says, and according to the US Fish and Wildlife service, the only two ways to control deer are through exclusion (fence them out) or extermination.

    December 20th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

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