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 Post subject: My Poor Pecan Trees
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:40 pm 
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Had the back door open a few nights about a week or so ago. We could here the bucks sparing under one of the shumard oaks about 100 feet away and could barely make out their shapes in the moonlight.

I've allowed about 10 volunteer pecans to come up in the yard over the past few years. A few of them are about 10 - 12 feet tall now. They all look about like this one.

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I love having deer come to the yard in the winter for the acorns, but really look forward to the rut being over soon while I still have a few young trees left. :roll:

These are frames pulled off my cam corder from winters past. If I were a deer hunter, it certainly wouldn't be too hard to put venison in the freezer. I enjoy shooing them in this fashion though. :wink:
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Great pictures! I've never seen 2 males together around us, so haven't had that show to watch. We do have a young buck around lately, so I expect some tree damage. I have some chicken wire around the trunks of some of the smaller trees and that seems to have kept them away, so you may want to try it.

Thanks for the pics!


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Ah, nuts!


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I might whip out some chicken wire if they get worse. A little testosterone release is good for them. :wink: :wink:

shrubs_n_bulbs wrote:
Ah, nuts!


My thoughts exactly Ian. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: My Poor Pecan Trees
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I realize that this may be no longer valid to your needs, but someone else may find this useful. Try a 50/50 mix of pinesol and water in a garden sprayer; sprayed on the trunks of the trees. I don't know about foliage. This has been useful in keeping deer from chewing on sprinkler heads in pecan groves. Give it a shot, doesn't cost much if it doesn't work....
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 Post subject: Re: My Poor Pecan Trees
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Deer like sprinkler heads? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: My Poor Pecan Trees
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:36 pm 
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They would chew on them... why? I have no idea.... but they did... They were used for irrigation of young trees in a new orchard.


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