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Re: living deer fence

Postby Treeation » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:12 pm

[quote][/quote]You're assuming the deer won't eat the coppiced regrowth of your hedge (Hazel shoots are a favourite deer hors d'ouevres) , in which case you'd need another hedge to protect it, and another hedge to protect that one, and another, and be the time you've finished you've just got a large free-range deer park, fed on a diet of wholesome organic hedge.


Haha! Point taken nice idea, but 20years might be a bit too long too wait!
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Re: living deer fence

Postby wood pixie » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:57 pm

I have also been wondering about a living hedge. Last year I cut Alder and stuck it in the ground the same as you do with willow and it was successful, well at least it grew ! and it grows quickly. So I am going to try a mix of closely planted Alder and Willow this year, I reason if I plant it at an angle so that I can intertwine it. Well I shall try and let you know how it goes.
Has anyone else tried this ? If so can you advise :roll:
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