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When landscaping your new log home, deer proof plants are not your only concern!

We recently did some landscaping around our new log home. We spent hours talking to the local garden center about just the right shrubs and trees to plant that would not be devoured by the large local deer population. So we got our plants and did our landscaping. Everything looked great for about two weeks. This is what I saw on Saturday morning leading up to our six foot blue spruce tree.

This is what my blue spruce looks like now.

It seems one our local black bears took a liking (or a disliking) to our blue spruce tree.
What was a six foot tree is now a three foot bush.
I guess it made a great back scratcher.

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Comment by Pat Watters on August 29, 2009 at 1:18pm
Do the deer or bear like Juniper and arbovitae bushes? I just planted some at my NC cabin and won't know how they are faring for a month or two when I get back up from FLA.
Comment by Kavephish on July 2, 2009 at 10:27am
some 00 Buck would solve the issue.....
Comment by Shelley Martinez on June 30, 2009 at 10:01am
Omigosh! And I LOVE Blue Spruce trees and wanted to add some this fall. Hmm....
Comment by Donald Parsons on June 16, 2009 at 12:33pm
Bob: OH NO! What a disappointment. My wife planted about 200 bulbs when we moved in to our log home 17 years ago. The next morning the squirrels dug up all but about 5 of them (we even had chicken wire over top of the ground). We quickly learned that mother nature knows best and decided to leave it to her to "landscape" our property. Hope you have better luck in the future. Cheers - Donald
Comment by CharisB on June 16, 2009 at 11:41am
Wow - gotta love those critters! Who knew landscaping would be so convenient for a bear? I guess you can be glad you didn't actually meet the bear. He may have taken half your tree and you with it.

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