We now have a third deer fence which is around this year’s coppice coupe at the north-east margin of the wood near the path from the stream. The fence is in two sections divided by the deep ditch inside the wood. These fences have proved to be very effective in protecting coppices in their first few years of regrowth. Our first deer fence was erected in June 2016, we intend to take it down this year at the end of the growing season. We might keep a small enclosure for another year to protect our Hornbeam coppices.
New Deer Fence