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Hort in the Home Landscape

A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.
Deer damage on evergreens
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Deer Damage to Evergreens

Last week I wrote about the browning that is occurring on evergreens this spring, but we also have some other problems that are being noticed on evergreens throughout the landscape. The first is caused by those pesky deer.Deer can feed on and damage terminal and side branches of small trees and shrubs and they've sure done plenty of this on evergreens this winter. You can see in the fir...

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Browning Evergreens

This winter has sure taken a toll on the evergreens in the northern Illinois area. Just driving down the highway you can notice browning on a good portion of evergreen shrubs and trees. So the question is, why did this happen? Since evergreens retain their leaves throughout the winter, they are susceptible to a variety of winter related problems. Since these leaves are still living they...

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