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Dr. Bridgen's List of Plants that Deer Do Not Like to Eat - Compiled by Mark Bridgen, director of Cornell's Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, Riverhead, N.Y.

Cornell University Integrated Deer Research and Management - See especially White-Tailed Deer Factsheet (includes repellent and fencing information) and Managing White-Tailed Deer in Suburban Environments,

Mohonk Mountain House Plant Recommendations for Deer-Infested Gardens [30 K .pdf file] - Hundreds of annual flowers, herbaceous perennials, bulbs and woody plants that have resisted heavy deer pressure in the gardens at this famous Hudson Valley resort.

White-tailed Deer - Factsheet from Cornell Department of Natural Resources on deer biology, damage prevention, fencing, etc. Includes analysis of repellents.

Managing White-tailed Deer in Suburban Environments - 57-page manual [20 MB .pdf file] for professional biologists and managers, community leaders, and others involved or concerned with suburban deer management.

UConn Plant Database - These search results of the University of Connecticut woody plant database combine several research-based lists.

New York Time Deer News - Round up of news stories and other resources.

Extension factsheets from other states: Nurseries and landscaping featuring deer-resistant plants: Repellents: Netting or Plastic Mesh:

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