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Our newly planted white cedar saplings lost a lot of their leaves a few nights ago due to the small herd of white-tailed deer in the backyard. White cedar leaves and bark, pine tree needles, buds and twigs (“browse”) make up the winter diet of white-tailed deer. Because of the limited nutrients, an average deer needs to eat enough to fill a brown grocery bag each day.

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