Sh­eryn’s tip: al­ways use good pro­tec­tion

NZ Lifestyle Block - - The good life -

While trees are a great source of fod­der, their very at­trac­tive­ness means they need to be well pro­tected from over­graz­ing. Even when 10 years old, my oak trees had the bark stripped off them by cows, so con­sider any pro­tec­tion per­ma­nent.

My favourite has be­come a dou­ble net­ting fence di­vid­ing the pad­docks, with a hot wire on a pig tail as an out­rig­ger. This means the fenced­off area is only a me­tre wide, but com­pletely sheep-proof and the cows can­not reach over to nib­ble on the trees.

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