Some fast-growing trees can sprout upwards of two feet per year. And, some hungry deer can chomp off a good chunk of a tree in just a few months.
In winter, a deer’s preferred meal is hard to come by. So naturally, they take a bite out of our trees when there’s not much else to choose from. That begs the question, are there any trees deer won’t damage in the desperate dead of winter?
Below, read about what to do if you’re looking for a quick-growing tree that deer won’t chow down.
No tree is truly “deer resistant,” but there are a few types that deer typically steer clear of.
Fruits, nuts and flower buds make up the bulk of a deer’s diet. But, those options are scarce for part of the year, and so deer feed on tree buds and bark instead. Any tree is better than going hungry, but if they can help it, deer usually avoid:
Try out one of these fast-growing spruce or cedar trees for a quick addition to your landscape that likely won’t attract deer.
Protect your tree buds from snacking deer by choosing one of these quick-growing options that deer tend to stay away from.