When planting season comes, these Mesh Bud Cap for Animal Damage Control for Planting should be top of the list to protect your investment from browsing deer and other animals that can reak havoc on your forest and orchard plans. If you are planning your next planting season, these are a must if you have ever had issues with deer browsing on your property, this should give your young trees the leg-up they need.
- Mesh Fabric
- Easy stretch fit over seedlings
- 100 Per Bundle
“Bud Caps/Netting Bud caps work on the theory of “out of sight, out of mind”. If the deer does not see the terminal bud, then it will not eat it – hopefully. This method can be effective where deer browsing is light yet persistent; but if not applied securely, deer learn to pull the caps off. Bud caps do not work well on hardwoods because at the time they are needed, flower or leaf buds are sprouting and cannot be covered; also hardwoods have multiple flushes during the growing season and there is no way to secure bud caps on elongating shoots. Apply bud caps in the fall, before snow covers the ground. They should be reapplied every year until the tree is at least 4 feet tall, and the terminal bud is out of easy reach of the deer.” (USDA Website)