Bark protectors are used on slightly larger trees to prevent deer from rubbing their antlers against the tree and damaging the tree’s bark. This slideshow shows you how to properly install a bark protector.
If you’re planting a lot of trees over a large area, protecting individual trees can be impractical. A better option may be to keep deer out of the whole area using a fence. This slideshow has installation tips for different styles of deer fencing.
The first and most important step when taking on a tree-planting project is to choose the tree species that will meet your needs as well as have a good chance of surviving in the spot you intend to plant them.