Deer-Resistant Trees

Pink flowering tree with sprawling branches next to sidewalk

The Spruce / Evgeniya Vlasova

As with other types of plants (shrubs, perennials, etc.) used in foiling deer, "deer-resistant trees" are something of a misnomer. Few trees (especially young ones) will keep a desperate deer away.

So if you are a stickler for linguistic detail, instead of calling these trees "deer resistant," think of these trees as those that are not a deer's first picks to eat if given a choice.

Take a look at three separate lists, according to how the selected trees are used in landscaping such as flowering trees, shade or fall-foliage trees, and evergreen trees.