With little sign of pressure abating from growing deer populations, tree protection is a vital part of woodland establishment. When the cumulative cost of stock, guards and labour is accounted for, it makes economic sense to regularly evaluate your pest populations and ensure your trees are suitably protected from the outset.
We are trialing a novel shoot protection imported from Europe and will be writing further once this has been fully examined. In the meantime sand, glue and even sheepswool have been used as low-tech alternatives! We are well-experienced at working with both in-house and contract stalking teams to manage browsing deer pressures and are available to discuss the right course of action for your site.