Many landowners plant mast orchards to provide food for deer and other wildlife but often overlook another essential habitat component: cover. Deer spend far more time bedding than feeding and typically seek out sanctuaries of thick cover that offer greater security. Creating a Whitetail Sanctuary through cover trees is essential if the goal is to attract and hold more deer on the land.
During the fawn-rearing season, cover is critical when young deer are at their most vulnerable. Providing food and cover encourages deer to stick around rather than wander off onto adjacent properties. Thanks to the selection of trees and shrubs available from Chestnut Hill Outdoors, it’s possible to provide both simultaneously so deer can literally have their cover and eat it too.