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Fox Urine and Pink Paint Protect Christmas Trees

By December 12, 2006

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Christmas tree growers battle poachers

With popularity of live Christmas trees increasing, the number of tree thefts have increased on growers and forest owners. This increase in demand which fuels stolen trees has tree owners taking dramatic actions to protect their property.
Potential holiday evergreens are sprayed with a fox urine mixture or temporary pink paint that only lasts several months but discourages theft. Smelly, discolored trees are less likely to be cut and dragged off by thieves.

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December 18, 2006 at 9:40 am
(1) Jonathan R says:

I’m struggling with the same problem. This year someone cut down a 20′ balsam and took only the top. What do you out there recomen? I have a nephew who has a paintball gun, would that work or do I need a formula for the hydrated lime mixture? Any input welcome.

November 29, 2009 at 1:07 pm
(2) ted says:

its called a 12 gauge shot gun

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