PLEASE CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW. . . . . Early in the season, deer activity was common. Blue arrows point to a stem where there are intact rose buds. The red arrow points to a stem where the bud was eaten.
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Marker flags are part of the EcoPeace Treaty agreement with the deer. They are NOT repellents; they are simply markers to show the deer where the people prefer that they not eat.
Marker flags are part of the EcoPeace Treaty agreement with the deer.  They are NOT repellents; they are simply markers to show the deer where the people prefer that they not eat.
Marker flags are part of the EcoPeace Treaty agreement with the deer. They are NOT repellents; they are simply markers to show the deer where the people prefer that they not eat.
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Marker flags are part of the EcoPeace Treaty agreement with the deer. They are NOT repellents; they are simply markers to show the deer where the people prefer that they not eat.
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June 17, 2013. Deer footprints are seen right next to rose bushes and there is no evidence of any buds, foliage, or blossoms being eaten.
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June 17, 2013. Deer footprints are seen right next to rose bushes and there is no evidence of any buds, foliage, or blossoms being eaten.
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June 17, 2013. Deer footprints are seen right next to rose bushes and there is no evidence of any buds, foliage, or blossoms being eaten.
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2013 EcoPeace Treaty with Roses and Deer, Rumson, NJ

There are 550+ rose bushes on this Rumson, NJ, estate.

Deer love to eat the tiny rose buds.  We think it’s like candy to them.

May 28, 2013: Dr. Jim Conroy mediated an EcoPeace Treaty between the deer and the rose bushes…

In a similar way to the EcoPeace Treaty at the EcoLiteracy Center between the deer and the vegetable gardens, he offered the use of the green utility flags to mark the areas that the people were asking the deer to avoid.

June 17, 2013: Note the deer footprints in the mulch, but no rose buds, blossoms, or foliage was eaten.

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