Preventing deer damage to Douglas fir by power fencing.

  • Sean Lenihan Ballinglen forest, Co. Wicklow.
Keywords: Deer damage, Douglas fir, power fencing, wildlife, forest protection, Pseudotsuga menziesii, deer culling, bark stripping.


Deer damage has been a problem, to a greater or lesser extent, in Ballinglen forest for the past fifteen years. Up to 1980, the main species affected was Sitka spruce, and although severe bark stripping occurred in many cases, by and large the trees survived and recovered...
How to Cite
Lenihan, S. (1989) “Preventing deer damage to Douglas fir by power fencing.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 16June2024).