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Hi Folks,

After reading an ad in a nursery catalog, a friend is interested in planting Washington Hawthorne as a buffer between his back yard and a greenway trail.

His major question is "Will deer eat or be otherwise attracted to Washington Hawthorne?

We have a major challenge with deer around here, so he is looking for something which will not be eaten or attract deer.

Thanks for your help.

Bill B.
 
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Hi Bill,

I found this post that says deer generally don't eat Washington hawthorn - Crataegus phaenopyrum. It was the only site I found with that info when I searched at google. Deer are known to eat almost anything if food sources are scarce.
http://forums.arborday.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=29&sid...27d011588c96f86c793d

Here's some info about these trees.
http://hort.ufl.edu/trees/CRAPHAA.pdf

Here's some lists of plants deer tend not to eat.
http://www.lazyssfarm.com/Plants/Deer_Resistant_Plants.htm
http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/treeshru/resistan.htm
http://www.lotf.com/misc/deer/deer.htm

English hawthorn is listed on this site.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/html/ec/ec1440/

This site is out of Florida so it may not have all the trees listed in your area, but it contains helpful info on many trees.
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/index.htm

Newt


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