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Do Deer Like to Eat River Birch Trees?

By Melody Lee ; Updated September 21, 2017
White-tailed deer will browse on river birch trees.
white tail deer in the forest image by Jorge Moro from Fotolia.com

River birch trees (Betula nigra) are native to the southeastern United States, where white-tailed deer frequently browse on the leaves and small twigs, and rabbits eat the seedlings (small trees).


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Melody Lee holds a degree in landscape design, is a Florida Master Gardener, and has more than 30 years of gardening experience. She currently works as a writer and copy editor. Her previous jobs include reporter, photographer and editor for a weekly newspaper.