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Cheap Tree Protector Foils Deer
Jack Nachamkin in Glen Mills, Penn., had trouble with deer eating his fruit trees. He came up with a simple solution.
  "I had purchased eight apple trees and within a week of my planting them, the deer had stripped off every leaf from the $200-worth of trees," he says.
  Nachamkin's unconventional solution was to use 72-in. long light-weight bags that are normally used by hunters to transport deer carcasses after field dressing them.
   He purchased one bag for each tree from the online hunting supply company, CheaperThanDirt.com, for $1 each.
  "These loosely woven diaphanous cheesecloth bags weigh several ounces, are
stretchable, and let sunlight and air pass through them," he says. "I pounded three stakes into the ground around each tree and fit the bags like a sock over the stakes with the trees inside the triangular interior. Within two weeks, the trees were fully leafed out and growing. In fact, one has reached the top of its sock, so I merely cut a hole to Šlet it out' into the air."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jack Nachamkin, 51 Broomall Lane, Glen Mills, Penn. 19342 (ph 610 455-3897; jackn1 @verizon.net).

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