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What Plants Won't Deer Eat?

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One the biggest challenges when planting in the Hill Country today is finding out what the deer won’t eat. I get this question daily. And honestly, it’s hard to say what they will and won’t eat, as it seems to change year-to-year depending on the weather conditions.

However, we like to use the website below as a reference to a good guideline of what the deer usually don’t bother:

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/deerbest.html

Another good resource can be found here too: http://www.wildflower.org/collections/collection.php?collection=deer

When planting trees we recommend building a protective fence around the trunk – up to 3’ tall. This will prevent the deer from rubbing the bark off with their antlers. We offer easy to install tree guards at the nursery too so be sure to ask us about these when you come in for a tree.

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