Don’t believe everything you read. Deer don’t read the rule books, you know. Basically they will eat anything (except a few poisonous things) if they are hungry enough, even sharp-needled blue spruces and resinous pines and so on. Anything. There was some claim about the western species of Thuja , T. plicata, or Wester red cedar, being deer-resistant in the East. Oh, boy, we all thought…and nurserymen, too…and bought and planted the things. Guess what happened? Like I said, deer hadn’t read the literature. And they were hungry.