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Homeowners and small orchard owners may decide to protect individual high value trees from deer browsing using a plastic tree guard tube or mesh netting (plastic or 1/2-inch hardware cloth) (figure 8)

Sometimes deer damage valuable orchard or ornamental trees by rubbing their antlers against the tree trunk to scrape off the velvet. To protect again deer rubbing trees in the fall you can weld numerous 12- to 18-inch pieces of rebar in a spiral arrangement to the original rod (figure 9). Drive the completed structure into the ground next to the trunk of a small tree. 

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