It’s rare plants versus deer in the College Woods
William & Mary News, Jan 15, 2015
What was once lush is now sparse. “This isn’t good for the forest, but it isn’t good for the deer either,” said Dalgleish. The problem is not simply that the deer are eating too many plants, but that the plants are growing back smaller and smaller each year. The deer are eating the plants so quickly that they are unable to store enough regenerative material to grow back to their original height the next year.