Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

February 1989


We measured several variables of newly established apple trees (1) to compare growth differences between trees damaged by browsing deer and trees protected from deer, (2) to determine if seasonal browsing patterns existed, and (3) to determine if deer browsed selectively among Ohio's 3 most commonly planted apple cultivars. All testing was die at the 0.05 alpha level. Experimental trees were measured repeatedly from June 1986 the May 1988.