Last summer I cut down a small yew from the front bed which I had assumed was dying of a disease. But the evidence now points to deer. Tracks have now repeatedly lead to the yews flanking the front door, and it is clear to see that the fronts of the bushes have been chewed.
At the corner of the house and driveway, all of the yew has been eaten except for what's out of reach. This shrub may have a future as a small tree.
I wonder if the deer are eating this pine out of desperation.