admittedly with a considerable delay econonmical considerations took over also in the bavarian state forest. whilst savings on staff costs and less supervision and support of private forest owners pretty quite strictly follow advices of a management consultancy, the admittance of does and deers remains pretty much regulated according to pre-democratic governing principles: as the hunters demand a high yield of antlers, the protective function of the forest in the mountains has to be achieved with expensive measures.
here the young trees are protected with plastic casings to make sure that the expensive seedlings reach a stage where their tree tops are out of the does’ teeth reach. almost no discussion about this here in bavaria as the hunters’ lobby managed to embrace the majority of our parlamentarians.
and what is true, should (read: most often is) beautiful 🙂