Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • Stop Deer from Eating Arborvitae Trees (Even Emerald Green)

    Arborvitae trees are one of deer's favorite snacks-especially in winter. But, they're likely one of your favorite plants, too!

    So, how do you keep deer from eating arborvitae trees? Learn the best ways below!

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  • Managing Deer Browsing on Your Property

    For some of us, deer in the yard linger long after the holidays as more than a whimsical decoration. Some areas have been experiencing heavy deer browsing, causing severe damage to plants.

    Fortunately, there are a few techniques you can use to manage deer browsing and reduce damage to your plants.


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  • Keep Winter Scavengers From Ruining Your Silent Nights

    To catch a better glimpse of the snowfall most of the Midwest has yet to receive, I recently made a visit to New Jersey, which was struck by a memorable Snowtober this fall. I walked among the trees nearby, marveling at the beautiful, fluffy, white snow on their branches and enjoying the calming atmosphere. All was quiet, peaceful.

    One line from The Night Before Christmas comes to mind: "Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."

    But then I contemplated the authenticity of that familiar phrase. Despite the serene appearance of winter landscapes, does snow protect trees and shrubs from winter scavengers? Voles and deer, for example, are quiet creatures that can cause severe damage to your trees. In fact, critters could be tunneling just below the soil surface, under sheets of white snow, wreaking havoc without your knowledge.

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