soap hanging from tree branch

Soap on Trees

Yeah, really. 🙂 We hang bars of soap on our trees to deter deer. The smell of soap and people deters deer from eating the tender leaves of the young trees. Starting back in 1968, Edward Jr. would try all sorts of tricks to keep the deer away. We eventually settled on using soap bars hung by wire on the branches. They last a year or so before replacing and give the orchard a clean look. 🙂

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