Grape Vine – Deer Damage

Q: A deer chewed my grape vine clean in half about two feet off the ground. Do I need to dig up vine and start over?

A: The grape vine will definitely come back, either from just below the damage or from the roots. Dangle a string down to it from your arbor and tie it to the base of the vine. Choose one sprout to become the new main trunk of your grape. Now that you recognize the danger, you can wrap chicken wire very loosely around the trunk to deter deer in the future

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