Why put soap on trees?
Mark E. Hill
mhill at lexis.pop.upenn.edu
Wed Jan 4 12:10:32 EST 1995
On Wed, 4 Jan 1995, Joel B Gruver wrote:
> Mark, the answer to your question is probably very simple.
> Most bar soaps are perfumed. Deer and other animals that damage young
> trees tend to find these perfumes offensive. Hanging bars of soap is a
> cheap fairly long term animal damage deterent. If there are other reasons
> to hang soap I am not aware of them.
Thanks for your reply!
It makes sense: the deer population in the area is very large.
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