09-08-2010, 08:20 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2010
the Blk Berries have taken over areas the Deer seem to avoid these as time has gone over the last 10 years. The deer trails around my property never pass thru these at all. Yet if I mow a path to cut down the sweet fern bushes, tall grass, regular ferns and other vegatation the deer use them more because the Blk Berries get again 6 ft high and thicker than a field of corn but not in "rows" as if some just tossed out corn seed just add the thorns like a Rose Bush. As stated before when I have added lime that jump starts them when it was suggested that adding lime would up the ph in the soil and supposedly the blk berries liked a acidic soil yet just the opposite happened they just grow fast with the lime and fertilizer I use near them, on my small plots. So I would not say the deer venture in or near them except as an escape route. I have never seen a deer in them or coming from that direction either.
Next time I am there I will take a picture and you will see that you would not even think of walking thru them and when mowing them down they seem to return triple what was there starting out low and within a month or 2 they are tall and thick.
Thanks but soon they will have taken over have of my property. Just looking for a way to remove them but sounds like some like them, I know the bears do... and maybe the birds...
Last edited by Newaygo1; 09-08-2010 at 08:23 PM.