Why Do Deer Rub Their Antlers up and down Trees?

Answer

When antlers begin to regrow, they are covered in a thin layer of velvet-like fur which disappears later, after the hairs blood supply is lost. Males may speed up the process by rubbing their antlers on trees.
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Cambium damage negatively affects further development of a tree. Deer prefer to rub young fruit trees with their antlers because they have smooth bark. The bark is also thin and deer
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