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College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage

Author: 
Jonathan S. Kays, Michael V. Bartlett, Lisa Curtis

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer continues to increase. The increase is attributed to rising deer populations, human populations shifting to rural and suburban homesites, loss of deer habitat, and landowner decisisons to prevent deer hunting. This fact sheet provides landowners with an overview of plants that may reduce or eliminate costly deer browsing.

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