My garden will be 50x50 and surrounded by welded wire about 5-6 ft. I plan to run a hot wire at the top for moose. For the orchard I will have a solar electric fence set up to keep the moose out. They rarely come within 200 ft of the house. My garden is 201 ft away 😜when you clear a spot in the woods for gardening you are creating habitat for deer and other grazing critters. fences will likely be a good investment for some areas, not cheap, but worth it over the longer haul.
one thing we don't have to contend with down here are moose. up there... dunno... in all my years up there i never saw one but wished to.
Here too; the whole center of my suburban block is wooded, with deer trails running through everyone's lots. I have to use 6' fence to keep the deer (and other critters) out of the vegetable garden, or I wouldn't get much. They could jump over it; but won't do so unless they see a clear space to land. If you have tall trellises, tents, or cages several feet away from the fence, they won't jump in.Same here. All gardens must be fenced. The deer run around suburbia and snack in everyone's yard! They know no one will shoot them here!