Deer rub damage

Asked September 21, 2019, 7:58 PM EDT

Hello, I have a quaking aspen tree that is about 5in in diameter. It has just suffered damage from a deer rubbing on half of the trunk (one side), about two feet in length. Is there anything I can do to help the tree heal? Thank you!

Scott County Minnesota

2 Responses

There is nothing you can do except fence the tree off so deer cannot get to it. The tree will have to seal over on its own. If you have a deer problem, it would be good if you fenced off any trees/shrub you want to protect this winter. Put up fencing. Here is information: https://extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/protecting-trees-and-shrubs-winter

Thank you, I appreciate your advice and quick response!