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By Sharon Bokan
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

Protecting your plants from larger mammals


December 16, 2020

Courtesy Photo

Damage to a tree most likely from elk

In previous articles, I have written about the damage rodents and small mammals cause to your landscape plants, but larger mammals such as deer, elk and bobcats can damage landscape plants too.

Deer and moose are browsers, meaning they predominantly eat forbs (broadleaf plants) and shrubs and trees but also graze grasses. Elk are mainly grazers but browse forbs and shrubs when grass is lacking...

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