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
Destruction, Dollars, Death and Disease: The Unsustainable NJ Deer Population—A Statewide Emergency (Part 1)
Deer at home in the aboretum; credit Lourdes Osorio This is the first in a series of articles that will examine the problems associated with New Jersey’s overabundant deer population.
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.