Birch and Deer? - Knowledgebase Question

Londonderry, Ne
Question by carolt22
April 26, 2010
I work in the city and we have these cool paper bark birch around the building. Love them. Can I plant these at my camp in coastal Massachusettes that is alive with deer? Love them too, but they eat EVERYTHING! Carol

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2010


Betula nigra 'Heritage' (Heritage Birch) and Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch) are usually ignored by deer - but your mileage may vary. Hungry deer have been known to nibble on things they normally don't have an appetite for. Your success will be based upon what other delictibles are available. In general, though, deer won't bother them.

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