Deer ate rose bushes!

Muriel Davis asked 14 years ago
I live in the country. A deer appeared in our garden and ate all of the leaves off of 3 rose bushes and an arbutus plant. Apart from the obvious damage of all of the leaves being gone, Will these bushes recover? Do I need to prune or treat them? someone told me that the deer saliva might damage plant and I should prune them back.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Rose leaves are very palatable to grazing animals.

No pruning… the deer has done enough of that already. No other treatment.