City Installing Deer Protection for Young Trees in LakewoodOctober 12, 2015
As the urban deer population has increased in Lakewood and throughout Cuyahoga County, so has the damage caused to trees. Especially young trees.
City workers are installing wire fence protection around the trunks of young trees located in areas prone to deer damage — at several spots around Lakewood.
“The city is being proactive about protecting our investment as we grow the next generation of trees in Lakewood to develop, maintain and increase our urban tree canopy,” said Chris Perry, the city’s public works project manager.
In some cases, the wire fence deer protection will need to stay around the tree trunks for up to five years; residents are encouraged not remove the fences. City crews will remove the deer protection at the appropriate time.
The city has used the deer protection material at city parks for the past two years.