The ever increasing population of Deer in the UK can cause problems for everybody, from large scale landowners, to property developers, to individuals trying to nurture a private garden.
Knighton can install a variety of different types of fencing depending on your situation. For smaller areas, it may be more financially viable to protect trees individually; alternatively, larger areas can be fenced in their entirety. The Forestry Commission have published a helpful guide to the types of deer fencing available, which can be found here.
Deer fencing can be an effective way of controlling deer to allow different land-uses to co-exist in close proximity and to protect public safety. Although it is permissible to control deer by shooting, this generally cannot be done in a safe and legal manner in gardens.
You may not see deer as they do most of their feeding between dusk and dawn. However, signs of damage include:
The most effective way of stopping deer is to exclude them from gardens with netting or fences but these need to be robust and relatively tall. Deer can squeeze through small gaps under fencing or leap over barriers that are too low.
Hedges can be an effective barrier if they are suitably tall and solid enough to stop deer pushing through and a ditch on the outside will improve the effectiveness of fences or hedging. For more information on the type of hedging work we can carry out, please look here.
Protecting young trees
Tree guards can be used to protect individual trees, whether young, mature or specimen. Knighton can fit these in their many different forms, and we are happy to advise you as to the most appropriate type for your situation.
More information on the different types of tree protection can be found here.
Knighton Countryside Management Ltd have been delivering land based contracting solutions for over 30 years.
Projects are co-ordinated from the Dorset premises, where the Administrative Team support the Field Based operations.
Knighton Countryside Management Ltd
Unit 37, Enterprise Park Piddlehinton Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7UA
Phone: 01305 848881