Oh, Deer! December 3, 2010
I recently ran into a good friend who lives on the edge of a park. She loves her acre of land and has a favorite reading spot under a large tree where it's shady, cool and private.
This retreat is anchored by impressive, velvet green arborvitae. Since the weather began getting colder, she hadn't spent time there for a few weeks. But on one recent, Indian summer weekend, she headed to her favorite spot only to find chunks taken out of her arborvitae up to about 4 or 5 feet. Just a tuft of green remained at the top of each plant.
Six or seven years ago, Davey Resource Group Biologist Ken Christensen had a similar problem, caused by a majestic and elusive creature - a deer.Read More
Let it Snow! November 15, 2010
It seems to happen suddenly, even though I know the actual preparation and execution of the task takes at least one weekend.
But to the busy and casual observer, it seems swift.
One minute, the neighbors have patio furniture, a garden statuary, bird feeders, sand boxes, and plastic children's houses in the yard.Read More