Fencing in forestry is traditionally used to protect young trees from damage caused by herbivores. The main problems caused are by animals that like to browse on the shoots of these trees. Damage can result in stunted, forked and dead trees causing failure of a plantation, which is costly to replace. At Hayfield Fencing we supply and install forestry fencing to a very high standard to give young trees the best start.
The specification of the fence will largely be determined by size and abilities of the wildlife to be excluded. A range of various fences are shown opposite and on our gallery page. One of our top spec fence includes a 1 piece deer netting specifically designed to exclude red deer, with a heavy duty rabbit netting to keep smaller animals at bay. For areas with a lower population of red deer and less wildlife we use a lighter spec fence consisting of high tensile netting on the upper half and rabbit netting on the lower half. In certain circumstances we also use wooden droppers fixed on to the upper half of the deer fencing. This helps make the fence visible to birds such as capercaillie, grouse, pheasants etc helping reduce the risk of injury or death.
Although a large percentage of our deer fencing is for woodland creation, we also cater for deer farming. There is a drive in Scotland to encourage increased production of Scottish farmed venison and reduce the use of imported meat. It is believed that up to 300 more deer farms will be required by 2021 to sustain current share. We at Hayfield Fencing are here to help plan, install and maintain any of your deer fencing requirements.
If you require fencing for any new or existing projects then look no further.
Our aim is to provide high quality fencing at the best possible price, hopefully making your new or current venture that little less stressful.