[permaculture] electric fence?

Mark Ludwig mpludwig at facstaff.wisc.edu
Sat Oct 26 19:29:28 EDT 2002

At 07:35 AM 10/17/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Absolutely.  Holistic Management has it pegged regarding the beneficial
>effects of ungulate hoof action, disturbance and concentrating manures over
>the disturbed site.  However, as in the mountains of North-eastern Mexico,
>where they didn't exclude the deer they had 100% mortality of the trees they
>were trying to establish.
>So do we have to bring them in, then push them out?  Or are there ways to
>revegetate in their presence.  Supposedly bone tar and / or egg yolk gloved
>on to the seedling will prevent deer from browsing.
If the trees were in rows I wonder if an electric fence wire over top of 
the trees would keep them out?  Shouldn't be too hard to set something up 
that you could raise as the tree grew, possibly with some offset wires to 
cover the trees as they spread.

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