I have put in screens of miscanthus giganthus backed/fronted (depending on how one looks at it) with cedars and/hybrid willows, poplars, and cedars. The miscanthus will be on its third year this year and basically was a good screen already last year. Because of the tough winter conditions this year I decided to hinge the willows/poplars along one area of the screens to give some more browse. The deer were in the cutdowns immediately and have eaten the heck out of the branches. I hinged them and was very surprised they didn't break off. Most should be very viable browse producers for a few more years. This has given me an idea for this spring. I am going to go hog wild with cuttings anywhere I can plant them with enough space and then in three years be able to hinge them and continue the process each year to have continuous supply of good winter browse. I know that many of the cuttings will not make it for various reasons but if I plant enough of them I will still have a good crop each year for the deer.