Deer Damage to Tree – Repairing?

Q: This tree is about three years old. A deer scratched off the middle branches with its antlers. Is there anything I can do to encourage new limbs to grow in the middle so it looks like a Christmas tree again?

A: Sad to say the tree won’t be able to regrow branches in the middle. It probably won’t die but will always have a bare area. It might not be all that noticeable as the tree grows taller.

You get to choose whether to keep it or replace it.

Deer rubbing on trees – management

deer damage to tree

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