We are now the distributor of all the in print handbooks published by The Conservation (TCV), formerly the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers ( BTCV). Bugs. BTCV handbooks online. Loads of really useful info, books include: Environments for All Local Action. Deer fencing is erected for any of the following purposes: To exclude deer from woodlands, including plantations, coppiced woodlands, newly planted amenity.

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Sign in Check out the handbooks Step by step All the processes in the handboooks are explained in an easy to follow, step-by-step way using plain English. Its effectiveness is based on deer receiving a sufficiently severe shock on their first encounter that they do not attempt another approach. An alternative method is simply to lay the material on the ground with the brushy tops facing outwards in the direction of attack, and the butt ends towards the newly-cut coppice.

Properly constructed deer fencing of the correct height should not be the cause of injury, as deer will not attempt to jump. Other electric systems use a separate electric fence consisting of a single wire mm 3′ high, and positioned 1. It goes from basics right through to advanced features and covers the range of British walling styles. Conservation Land Management CLM is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded hanrbooks essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles.

This system has three lines of high visibility electric tape. As the deer tries to jump, its leg can get entangled in the handboosk wires, where it dies a lingering death. Note that deer can easily injure themselves by attempting to jump normal stock fences. Sign up now for full access! British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists.


Where we share what we do. Skip to main content. The following types are available:. Strainers can be built either using a straining post with strut and retaining wire see Forestry Commission design, page 55or using a box strainer, an example of which is shown below.

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Management handboos traditional British woodlands, and the creation of new woods and managing associated habitats. The type of fencing used is related to need, with the highest, most secure and most expensive systems used for perimeter fencing to enclose deer farms.

The best method is to site the fence so that a section can handboooks fitted against a cliff or 1. It’s been a huge undertaking, with web pages, over 2, illustrations, tables and 1, links connecting it all together. You can buy some of them hereand there is a subscription service if you want to pay to read them online. Netting is much more effective than multiple line wires for non-electric fencing.

For further details see permanent electric fencing. Footpaths The design, construction, maintenance and repair of rural footpaths and informal paths in urban areas. Sign up for full access. Designs for strained wire fences are shown in chapter 1.

Some of the bttcv are still available as books from here. The books are highly recommended by Naturenet. They cover a wide range of subjects, the titles of which are:. Step by step All the processes in the handbooks are explained in an easy to follow, step-by-step way using plain English. There are three basic approaches to controlling deer damage to woodlands, which may need to be used in combination:.


The basic procedure is the same as a normal height strained wire fence. Some of the materials and techniques of fencing are the same as for high specification enclosure fences.

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Growing, planting and caring for trees to ensure success of planting and on providing an environment in which the young trees will thrive. The design and construction of fences for conservation and amenity, as well as for agricultural or other purposes.

The rolls of netting are extremely heavy and require machine access along the fence line, and the netting is difficult to fit neatly on undulating ground.

Commercial plantations or handbopks that need long term protection will require permanent deer fencing.

How to construct and repair dry stone walls, stone-faced earth banks, retaining walls and other dry stone features. For temporary fences, locally cut non-preserved poles are ideal for stakes and struts, and where large handboooks poles are available, for strainers also.

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If using the Forestry Commission system of two widths of netting lashed to three spring steel line wires see designs and sitingfollow this procedure:. Where does my money go?