What are some deer-resistant trees?


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Some deer-resistant trees include the Carolina laurel cherry, the bishop pine and species of eucalyptus trees. The Carolina laurel cherry grows to about 35 feet tall. Its leaves and stems are toxic, and it prefers acidic soil that's kept moist.

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The bishop pine is native to California, but can grow in hardiness zones 7 to 9. Deer dislike its sharp needles. Among eucalyptus trees that deer avoid are the round-leaved snow gum and the ghost gum. Deer also dislike fir trees.

Other deer-resistant trees are the American holly and the paw paw. The American holly is a broad-leafed evergreen tree famous for the red berries that remain on the branches throughout winter. The paw paw is a small tree grown in the south for its fruit.

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