Interesting. I've never seen deer browsing tulip poplars, but maybe the mineral stumps make the difference. But I never cut tulip poplars, the only non deer beneficial tree that I let stand. They are the number one fast growing top dollar timber crop tree here in Pennsylvania.
This is the first time I've ever seen a Yellow Poplar browsed here. Those sprouts are from a sapling I cut down last July when I was clearing a trail. This is encouraging, some of our woods have a LOT of Yellow Poplar.
After work today, I went out and cut a few more mineral stumps. I don't have any idea if they'll do anything this year or not. We' gonna find out.
Here are a few Sassafras that I cut. Incidentally, I watched a 2 year old velvet buck try to get through here the other day. There is a salt lick just to the left of the cedar tree in the background. He would approach the cluster of sassafras trees, then back away and try again in another spot. He finally circled back away from the sassafras trees, and walked between some cedars that I had cut a small tunnel through.
Anyway, Before & After. If these sprout this year, I'll post pics.
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