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Old Wednesday 4th June 2008, 08:10   #1
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Wild boar deterrent

We have a bit of land outside the village here that we have been replanting with some walnut tress, hazel etc as well as preparing a small pond. On checking on them this morning I found all the small trees uprooted and the larger ones with large holes dug around the base.

There were plenty of boars prints in the soft ground and there is an obvious path where they have entered overnight.

I'm happy to have wild boars around but want to keep them off the young trees so does anyone have any suggestions as to viable deterrents either on the path or near the trees?

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Old Thursday 5th June 2008, 07:26   #2
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We have a bit of land outside the village here that we have been replanting with some walnut tress, hazel etc as well as preparing a small pond. On checking on them this morning I found all the small trees uprooted and the larger ones with large holes dug around the base.

There were plenty of boars prints in the soft ground and there is an obvious path where they have entered overnight.

I'm happy to have wild boars around but want to keep them off the young trees so does anyone have any suggestions as to viable deterrents either on the path or near the trees?

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You can fence them out but it requires heavy-duty four inch square welded mesh (chain link is useless) dug in to a depth of about a foot. That works for gardens in Kent. That should last long enough to give your trees a start in life.

Working for effective conservation of wolves across Spain will also help to make your boars more nervous and less likely to hang about on street corners vandalising stuff.

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Old Thursday 5th June 2008, 07:54   #3
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Thanks John. Unfortunately fencing is not an option as it's just over a hectare of land and not worth the investment. Looking on the web I found suggestions such as mountain lion urine and coconut leaves. As we don't get too many mountain lions in these parts or coconut palms then I was hoping for something a bit more practical.

I agree entirely regarding the wolves in Spain but in this part of the country there's just not the habitat.

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