Arborvitae vs. Deer- will they recover?
I planted a row of 25 Arborvitae 2 seasons ago. The deer decimated them over the winter of 07/08, and they didn't do much of anything in the 08 growing season. Now they are mere sticks, but they aren't brittle.
Will they ever recover, and if so, about how long can I expect before they do? We're talking foot-tall babies here- from Park's Wholesale. I'm considering putting up some sort of repellent to keep them from being eaten anymore, but it doesn't look like the deer are even interested in them, anyway, now that there's no green on them.