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Deer browsing

Deer can cause serious damage to landscape plants. Image credit: CC BY-SA 3.0

Minimizing Deer Damage in Landscapes

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

In the auditorium of the Agriculture Building, 65 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro 

Note: This is the same workshop offered on two different dates to accommodate participants’ schedules and keep class size small.

Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials in the southeast. All of your work and investment can be ruined overnight if you do not select deer resistant varieties or take measures to protect plants from deer browsing. During this class we will discuss strategies to minimize deer damage in your landscape, including the use of repellents, fencing, and plant selection.

The majority of class time will focus on deer resistant plants adapted to piedmont landscapes. While there is no plant that is completely deer proof, there are many plants deer prefer not to eat if other options are available. Attend this class to learn which plants are least likely to be damaged by deer and other non-lethal techniques you can use to minimize deer damage in your landscape.

This workshop is free but registration is required by Oct. 18. To register:

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Sam Groce, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email sam_groce@ncsu.edu, or in person at the Chatham County Extension Center at least 14 days prior to the event.

Email programs@chathamnc.org or call 919-542-8202

Learn More!
For more resources on minimizing deer damage in landscapes, visit: https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/reducing-deer-damage-in-landscapes/