Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:32
We get lots of deer damage here, but my list of what they won't eat is growing every season feel free to PM me if you want the list....
on your bark damage, I have found that cutting a bin bag into thin strips and winding it round the damaged area like a bandage works - every year I take it off and renew with one slightly smaller .... Gives the tree a chance to gradually repair itself.
we make temporary chicken wire barriers each time we plant a new tree or shrub. Once they've been in a few years they then seem tough enough to cope with bambi's attention