Deer Damage and Firs

Conifer Slope Tour

Deer Damage and Firs

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens

Point of Interest Details

At the edge of the road, we have a small collection of Concolor firs, or Abies concolor, that are commonly used as Christmas trees because of their ability to regrow from cut trunks. Though these plants were planted at the same time, there is clearly one specimen that is not as healthy as the others. If you walk around the back of the tree, you will notice a large scar along the trunk, most likely produced by a buck scraping its’ antlers and tearing the bark.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Conifer Slope Tour


 

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