Protecting Your Vegetation

There are a number of strategies that individuals could adopt to protect their private property from deer.

Residents can erect fences around their property that are sufficiently high to prevent deer from feeding upon their ornamental plants. Residents can also place deer guards around the trunks of their trees to protect them from deer.  Another strategy is to not include in gardens those plants that are most attractive to deer (e.g. Azaleas, Daylilies, Rhododendrons, Tulips, Yews) and instead choosing vegetation that deer do not find attractive.

Although no plant is “deer proof” there are plants that deer prefer to browse than others (e.g. Striped Maple, Red Hickory, American holly, Umbrella Magnolia, Black Locust).

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