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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Each one is illustrated and clearly laid out in a step-by-step format. Clear and concise and exactly what I needed and will need in the future.

In many parts of the country coppicing is urgently needed to restore old coppice woodlands to their proper cycle, but the browsing of regrowth is a serious problem.

The basic procedure is the same as a normal height strained wire fence. Commercial plantations or woods that need long term protection will require permanent deer fencing. Management of traditional British woodlands, and the creation of new woods and managing associated habitats.

Some of the materials and techniques of fencing are the same as for high specification enclosure fences. How to construct and repair dry stone walls, stone-faced earth banks, retaining walls and other dry stone features. An example of an oak paling fence surrounding a deer park still in use is given on wooden fencing.

Recognising the unique qualities of cities and towns to understand how best to contribute to environmental improvements. Printable Take wherever you go. If you clicked on a link and expected TCV’s online shop to be here, I’m afraid it closed in March Semi-permanent or permanent electric line wire deer fences are not recommended, as the lines have to be so close together to prevent deer getting through that the fence works equally well unelectrified!

Step by step All the processes in the handbooks are explained in an easy to follow, step-by-step way using plain English. Pile the material up to form a dense barrier at least 3m 10′ wide and 1.


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The design and construction of fences for conservation and amenity, as btv as for agricultural or other purposes. We have created online versions of these fantastically practical guides to creating and managing many aspects of rural and urban green spaces. Tap cross to close filters. Its effectiveness is based bcv deer receiving a sufficiently severe shock on their first encounter that they do not attempt another approach.

Fences bhcv enclose deer therefore have to be built to the highest specification, so there is no risk of failure. The illustrations and meaasurements included often give really helpful guidance for those wanting to try a task such as coppicing or tree planting. If using the Forestry Commission system of two widths of netting lashed to three spring steel line wires see designs and sitingfollow this procedure:. Sign up for full access. Go to British Wildlife.

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Coppicing is an ancient way of managing woodlands, and has many benefits for wildlife. Hinged joint stock netting, as opposed to the more handgooks ‘Stiffstay’ or ‘Tightlock’ types bycv materialscan also cause injury as the hinged joints can collapse and trap a deer’s leg.

Unfortunately they are now in many cases out of print. Our Partners and Funders. The fence is used for about 18 months following coppicing in late winter. Become an expert in everything from tree planting to dry stone walling, woodland management to fencing, footpaths, hedging and more. There are three basic approaches to controlling deer damage to woodlands, which may need to be used in combination:.

Great book with all the detail you need regardless of fencing ability. Skip to main content. The dead hedge should be checked regularly, and any weak points strengthened with branches or coppice material.

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Sign up now for full access! Updated The content and illustrations in each book will be btc updated to keep pace with standards and handbooke. 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. For temporary fences, locally cut non-preserved poles are ideal for stakes and struts, and where large enough poles are available, for strainers also.

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This can be constructed using some of the material cut during coppicing, and has the benefit of using material that might otherwise be burnt or left on the coppice floor. Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer Sign up! Sand Dunes Maintenance and improvement of extremely fragile, valuable, natural habitats through manual work.

This does not require line wires, and should be strained and attached as for other high tensile netting see techniques for post and wire fencing. With practice, two people can erect 20m a day. Exclosure fences around newly planted woodlands also need to be secure if planting is going to be successful. Properly constructed, it will last long enough to protect the new regrowth, and then will rot down in situ, with no clearing up costs. Before each book dives into the ‘how to’, it covers a thorough and wide-ranging introduction to each subject.

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Conservation and the volunteer worker. It takes no time at all to get full access through our secure checkout. Hedgerow management for conservation volunteers and others interested in creating and maintaining hedgerows. Where standard height stock fencing is erected at points where deer frequently attempt to cross, it may be better to use 90cm 3′ high rigid netting with a plain wire at the bottom, handbloks than at the top of the fence.

For further information contact fencing suppliers and contractors with experience of deer farming systems. Many full time workers started off volunteering through TCV. Pages are printable, so you can still take them out in to the field.