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DJ"S Plot
02-24-2011, 01:57 PM
In your experience, 4 or 5 foot protectors for the following. Persimmons, Saw Tooth, and All. Chinks.?? High deer density with plenty of food and browse but they seem to eat everything I try to plant! All advice is welcome.

letemgrow
02-24-2011, 02:51 PM
5 footers then, they will browse the tops on 4 foot tubes.

DJ"S Plot
02-24-2011, 02:53 PM
That's what I thought. They are not cheap but if it saves a couple trees they pay for themselves. Thanks...

letemgrow
02-24-2011, 02:57 PM
That's what I thought. They are not cheap but if it saves a couple trees they pay for themselves. Thanks...

Mine are going on year 6 and still in great shape so they can be used for multiple plantings which really cuts down on the cost long term. ;)

Marty Edwards
02-24-2011, 03:07 PM
Do you guys prefer the wood (oak) stakes, or bamboo, or fiberglass, or does it matter?

Also, on a 5' tube, how long of a stake is required to anchor the tube properly?

DJ"S Plot
02-24-2011, 03:19 PM
I am not a bamboo fan as they shatter pretty easy going into the ground and do not hold up to a raging buck. I am now using conduit and any T posts I can find. I am presently helping clean up a farmer's fence line and keeping the old t posts as a bonus. I like 6' posts to secure things.

letemgrow
02-24-2011, 03:31 PM
I like fiberglass, rebar or t-posts the best. The fiberglass can bend and flex while still holding the tube up.

Tree Spud
02-24-2011, 11:24 PM
4' tubes do a great job of putting new growth at the perfect height for deer browsing ... and all stems in a single spot!

letemgrow
02-25-2011, 11:20 AM
4' tubes do a great job of putting new growth at the perfect height for deer browsing ... and all stems in a single spot!

Learned that the hard way, the deer learn pretty quickly what is in those tubes and check them often when they are 4 feet tall. :rolleyes: