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A Destruction, Dollars, Death and Disease: The Unsustainable NJ Deer Population – Statewide Emergency (Part 4)

This is the fourth in a series of four articles on New Jersey’s overabundant deer population, focusing on the damage to our ecosystems.  Links to the first three articles appear at the end of this article. Remember being in high school and having to debate or write a position paper?  To learn how to support …

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Destruction, Dollars, Death and Disease: The Unsustainable NJ Deer Population-A Statewide Emergency (Part 3)

This is the third in a series of four articles on New Jersey’s overabundant deer population, focusing on health issues caused by deer. Part 1 focused on the deer population numbers and their impact on Laurelwood Arboretum. Click here for Part 1. Part 2 focused on the economic impact of deer across the state. Click …

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Deer Destruction

Destruction, Dollars, Death and Disease: The Unsustainable NJ Deer Population-A Statewide Emergency (Part 2)

Deer are beautiful, graceful animals and an important part of a healthy ecosystem when they occur in sustainable numbers. Unfortunately, New Jersey’s deer population is out of control and is impacting our pocketbooks in many ways.  This article examines some of the financial impacts of the failure to control the burgeoning deer population. Let’s begin …

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Deer Damage in Arboretum

Deer in your yard? Try these strategies

Deer damage in home landscapes is a vexing problem, and no single strategy promises perfect control. Here are some things to try: Deer- resistant plants – Landscape with deer-resistant plants and shrubs. A list is available at https://njaes.rutgers.edu/deer-resistant-plants/ Repellents – Repellents are effective but must be applied regularly and after heavy rain. There are basically …

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Family of deer, Lourdes Osorio

Deer in the Arboretum

As winter arrives, the herds of deer who make Laurelwood Arboretum their home grow hungrier and hungrier. Despite our best efforts, they are devouring many of our prized plantings. Even the plants that are considered to be deer-resistant are eaten.

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