When hinge cutting for deer habitat, you want to leave enough meat to hold the tree and by using a plastic wedge you can get it to fall without cutting too far into the trunk, this technique is called a daisy chain fall.
When you can’t see more than 40 feet you’ve produced great deer cover! Other methods of security cover & bedding. Oct 05, Hinge Cutting Trees Creates More Food and Habitat for Deer. Benny Collins Mossy Oak ProStaff. We practice hinge cutting, the process of cutting trees with no economic value and letting the tops of those trees fall over, on quite a few of the farms where we plant green fields.
Hinge cutting makes open areas thicker and creates feeding, bedding and cover for deer. Feb 04, 1 Wild American Plum. (Prunus americana) American plum trees serve two purposes in the deer woods. This low-growing, multistemmed tree reaches 15 to 25 feet tall and forms great cover when feathering an edge from mature woodlots to food plots or open treemulching.buzz: Michael Pendley.
Jul 02, Deer generally choose the white oak acorn over red and other species due to its lower levels of tannin.
This results in a sweeter acorn that isn’t as bitter as the other acorns found in the forest. The good news is most white oak trees will drop acorns every year - those in the red oak family do treemulching.buzz: Josh Honeycutt. Apr 06, The Best trees to hinge cut for deer browse Whitetail Hinge Cut Habitat. Giant hardwoods and any conifer species, need not apply!" diameter species of oak, maple, ash, hickory, basswood and box elder are some of my favorite choices for potential hinge cut creations.