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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Hedging Hedgerow management for conservation volunteers and others interested in creating and maintaining hedgerows. The dead hedge should be checked regularly, and habdbooks weak points strengthened with branches or coppice material.

Check out the handbooks. Step by step All the processes in the handbooks are explained in an easy to follow, step-by-step way using plain English.

For straining high tensile plastic deer netting, Centrewire recommend 2. Some of the handbooks are still available as books from here.

It goes from basics right through to advanced features and covers the range of British walling styles. Recognising the unique qualities of cities and towns to understand how best to contribute to environmental improvements.

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The Handbooks Dry Stone Walling How to construct and repair dry stone walls, stone-faced earth banks, retaining walls and other dry stone features. Deer ‘leaps’ should be included when designing permanent deer fences for woodland, and if possible for temporary systems.

Very intuitive with detailed diagrams and descriptions. Unfortunately they are now in many cases out of print. The system shown below has been successfully used at Monks Wood, Cambridgeshire, to reduce damage to coppice regrowth by muntjac deer to an acceptable level.

Fences to enclose deer therefore have to be built to the highest specification, so there is no risk of failure. 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.


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Metal straining posts have been trialled see Forestry Commission Practice Note FCPN9, but in practice have been found to be more expensive and less satisfactory than traditional wooden strainers. Sign up for full access. It requires no expenditure except time, and handbooos only materials from the wood, avoids the need to transport fencing materials to the site. Exclosure fences around newly planted woodlands also need to be secure if planting is going to be successful. Standard height stock netting fences topped with one or two lines of barbed or plain wire, giving a total height of about 1m 3’are a frequent cause of injury.

For temporary fences, locally cut non-preserved poles are ideal for stakes and struts, and where large enough poles are available, for strainers also.

Hinged joint stock netting, as opposed to the more rigid ‘Stiffstay’ or ‘Tightlock’ types see materialscan also cause injury as the hinged hxndbooks can collapse and trap a deer’s leg. Where does my money go?

Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer Sign up! The design, construction, maintenance and repair of rural footpaths and informal paths in urban areas. It is an excellent manual with clear illustrations showing both best practice and the pitfalls to avoid. Tap cross to close filters. Follow Naturenet on Twitter. A leap allows any deer that get into the exclosure to escape.

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An electric scare wire fixed on off-set brackets at mm 3′ height may also be useful to discourage deer from trying to force their way through a high fence of netting or line wires. Become an expert in everything from tree planting to dry stone walling, woodland management to fencing, footpaths, hedging and more. Pile the material up to form a dense barrier at least 3m 10′ wide and 1. It’s been a huge undertaking, with web pages, over 2, illustrations, tables and 1, links connecting it all together.


Its effectiveness is based on deer receiving a sufficiently severe shock on their first encounter that they do not attempt another approach. The fencing system is supplied by Ridley Rappa see supppliers.

If using the Forestry Commission system of two widths of netting lashed to three spring steel line wires see designs and sitingfollow this procedure:. Background Before each book dives into the ‘how to’, it covers a thorough and wide-ranging introduction to each subject.

Probably one of the best books on the subject. Very well written and nicely produced. The series of TCV practical handbooks written mostly in the hajdbooks and early s are the definitive publications giving comprehensive information about practical management tasks aimed at volunteer groups.

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TCV is a good way to get experience of the conservation industry. The design and construction of fences for conservation and amenity, as bandbooks as for agricultural or other purposes.

Handboooks Dunes Maintenance and improvement of extremely fragile, valuable, natural habitats through manual work. In addition to the loss of height which would result, it’s not possible to fold over the bottom edge of the high tensile plastic net as this prevents effective straining. The books are highly recommended by Naturenet. Maintenance and improvement of extremely fragile, valuable, natural habitats through manual work.