Deer Resistant Trees
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Rutting male deer also cause problems for some trees. The male deer seek out younger trees to rub their antlers on in the spring which can severly damage the bark or deform the young tree. This can be thwarted by placing 4 sturdy stakes on each side of the tree. The deer will move on to a more favorable place to rub. As a general rule, evergreen trees that tend to be ignored by deer include species of juniper, pines, firs and spruces. Deciduous trees that exhibit deer resistance include Paw Paw, Black Tupelo, Mimosa, Red Maple, Japanese Maple, Black Locust, Sweetgum, Mulberry and Black Walnut. Listed below are all species that we consider to be deer resistant trees.