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Q & A with Ron Smith: Spruce trees fall victim to turkeys; irreparably harmed

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Q. We have large flocks of wild turkeys that come to our yard through the woods. We feed them corn in copious amounts. In the last few months, the turkeys have been eating the lower branch needles off our lovely spruce trees. We transplanted these trees about 10 years ago. The lower half to two-thirds of some trees are now stripped. Will the needles re-grow or is all growth from the top?

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