Dealing with Deer:
the Pests We Love to Hate
As beautiful as they might be, deer can cause serious damage to plants with their hearty appetites and penchant for antler-rubbing. What's a gardener to do? This class applies the classic methods of Integrated Pest Management - cultural, physical, and biorational chemical - to minimize harm caused by deer. We’ll review ways to reduce your property’s overall attractiveness to deer, native plants resistant to damage from browsing, design strategies, effective barriers, biodegradable repellents, and other tactics for protecting your plants from deer herbivory and 'death by antler.'