I ALWAYS get a bit of a buzz from seeing deer in the countryside, but if you have trees in your French garden then they can also cause real damage.
Phil Voice planted some Field Maple along the drive to his property near Monflanquin, and for some time was pleased to see that the deer he'd seen gave them a wide berth.
Until recently that is, when one damaged a couple of trees and so Phil has had to protect them with plastic coverings; he has written more about what he has done as well as provides a link to more advice from the UK's Forestry Commission.
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