By Paul Schmitt
Area orchard owners are taking precautions to prevent deer from damaging their young trees that will produce future cherry and apple crops. Steve Wood of Wood Orchard in Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay is in the process of building a deer fence around 80 acres of land on Sturgeon Bay’s northeast side. He says his orchard had suffered extensive damage last winter and required some action taken.
Wood says there are many different types of fences that can be constructed, but he is choosing an eight-foot-high woven-wire deer fence on wooden posts. He estimates that the cost will be $50,000 for the fence that will protect his apple and cherry orchard business.