Deer and Fruit Trees/Bushes

Asked August 30, 2019, 12:54 PM EDT

I want to plant some fruit trees/bushes... I know Deer like Apples, but what about grapes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and filbert trees..? I have 2 deer that come in from neighbors field and I would like to know what not to plant in my back yard.. Is there a way to deter them from my plants? Thank you.. Oregon City area....

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1 Response

Thank you for your question. If hungry enough, deer will eat most anything (although they seem to know which are poisonous!) Here are 2 articles which list those that are least "liked" by them, as well as some exclusion ideas:

https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2073/2014/03/Deer-resistant-Garden.pdf

https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2073/2014/03/Deer-resistant-Garden.pdf

Good luck!