Spring Grove Western Arborvitae
Just like you and I, deer have preferences with their favorite snacks. Deer don’t really care for western arborvitaes, like green giant, steeplechase or spring grove trees. So, if you plant these, deer will typically leave them alone.This is why many homeowners choose to plant these beautiful trees on their property.
If you would rather avoid the hassle of protecting your arborvitaes from deer, you can opt to plant another type of arborvitae tree that may be more deer-resistant instead. However, keep in mind that if deer become desperate enough for food, they will eat almost any arborvitae tree. If deer become a nuisance in your yard, you may consider doing away with your arborvitaes and plant boxwoods, spruce or cypress. These types of tree all make a great alternative.
The American Arborvitae Tree
The american arborvitae tree is probably the most common of all thuja tree species. It hails from the great state of Minnesota and is the natural option for when deciding to create a natural looking boarder fence around your property. On top of providing privacy for your home, this tree can help in protecting your home from wildfires since they have wind-blocking properties. The american arborvitae is a very tall tree that can grow up to between 25-40 feet in height and 10-15 feet in width. If the size of the hedges seems too large for you, there are other alterative tree which you can also choose for the landscape of your property.
Emerald Green Arborvitae Tree
The emerald green arborvitae is one of the most popular and best selling pyramidal arborviate trees currently on the market. This evergreen has shimmering emerald green foliage with a tight and erect shape. This tree is best suited for cold zones and can withstand weather temperatures well below zero degrees. They also look beautiful in the winter months. The emerald green arborvitae also has very good heat tolerance and is adaptable to many soil types which makes it a very versatile tree selection. This arborvitae has many uses, but is generally used as a property border, living fence or privacy screen in front yards. It is important that homeowners be sure to plant the emerald green in an area protected from wind to prevent winter burn.
So whether you are looking for a beautiful privacy screening or looking to spruce up the look of your property, be sure to conduct some research to determine what type of arborvitae tree would suite your situation best. If you live in an area where deer are heavily present during the winter months, you will need to select an arborvitae that deer typically do not like. In many instances something like the green giant arborvitae may be best in these circumstances. Tree such as the American and Emerald Green arborvitae are more decorative and best suited along walkways and driveways. They are also typically more expensive to purchase but can greatly beautify your existing property.