I noticed that there seem to be a lot of articles out there to educate people on which plants are resistant to deer, but not so much on telling which plants deer love to eat, or what to avoid if that is not your intention. (As in, the deer will eat these to the ground). So, I decided that it is time to put the warning out there.
A few years ago, I had a row of Little Gem Magnolias planted along the side of my driveway to serve as a screen for the garage area. I have been anxiously awaiting the day when these small trees would mature into a somewhat reasonable size. The first spring they did pretty well for a newly planted tree. Then, lo and behold, this past winter, a buck that loves to visit my yard nearly sheared one of these babies completely in half. (I call him Uncle Buck – because he is like the family member that you dread to have visit). 🤣