Deer Browse Damage
Look carefully at the photo on the right and you will see the effects of deer browse damage on this apple tree. The damage isn’t fresh so it may be a little more difficult for you to see it but it is there nevertheless. Can you see it? Look at the parts of the branch that seem to have been cut off. Look at the tip, and the older branches that seem to have been healed over.
Deer damage can be separated from damage by other creatures by the following tips.
- Height. If the damage is above 18 inches, it is likely deer.
- Rough clip: Branches damaged by deer will have a rough break because deer bite and twist branches. Rabbits and rodents clip branches typically at a 45 degree angle.
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