Arborvitae and deer Home › Forums › Organic-Gardening Questions › Pests and Diseases › Arborvitae and deer This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Anonymous 8 years, 1 month ago. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts August 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm #28302 Anonymous the wayside gardens catalog describes all their arborvitae – thuja – as ‘deer resistant’. Here in zone 5 New York deer will gobble arborvitae to the bare trunk. Are things that different in South carolina? Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.