Georgia Christmas Tree Association Member
“I try to raise Christmas Trees on the border of Heard and Troup Counties (Georgia). Both have high populations of Whitetail Deer who have developed a taste for Virginia Pine seedlings and Leyland Cypress. Although our hunting club harvests a good number of deer there are many left in January. From January until green-up in spring is the time I get most damage from deer. I have discussed this problem with many other growers who have tried many different things from high electric fences and night shootings to pepper spray.
A few years ago I saw an ad for a new product called Plantskydd animal repellent and ordered some. I have never been one for following instructions or reading them until the project is half over and everything is a mess, and this is what happened here. Mixing this product is very important, following the instructions. I applied this repellent in March a few weeks after I planted. At that time I was not planting until Spring so as to try to avoid deer damage. I had already noticed damage before I sprayed and after spraying there did not seem to be any new damage. I was very pleased with it.”