Our orchard is growing and growing — 2 Comments

  1. Erica,

    All of our garden fences are 6′ high 2″x4″ welded wire on 8′ steel T posts. It wasn’t too expensive and will last for decades. We’ve never had a deer inside unless someone left the gate open. If you vcan’t afford the whole thing, put it up one side at a time like we did.


  2. How high is your fence to keep the deer out? And what did you make it out of?

    Currently I protect the trees with 16′ cattle panels cut in half and placed in a triangle (little trees) or a square (bigger trees) to deter the deer. You cut out the center wire and then you have ends to push into the ground. They stay up even in our crazy wind.

    They work well but, they are pricey and I have to store them for the summer. A fence would be a better option though I was told it would have to be 8 feet tall which makes it a huge investment.

    Thanks, erica