I live on the Washington coast in an area with a large population of quite tame deer. There is a 6 foot wooden fence along once side of my back yard. The deer have never jumped over this fence, but they can easily go around. Along this fence I planted many small trees/shrubs/etc that were supposed to be deer-resistant. Ha! Anyway, if I put six-foot tall fencing around this area attached to the wooden fence at the ends, 4-5 feet out from the wooden fence, would the fact that it is that close to the wooden fence keep them from jumping over the deer fence? A fence higher than that seems like overkill for such a small area. I mainly just want to give my trees a chance to get taller. Thank you!
I think if I placed the deer fence closer to the wooden fence than I had originally planned -- maybe 3 feet rather than 5 -- that the deer wouldn't be able to jump in. That would enclose the trees but not some of the shrubs like rhododendrons, which the deer nibble a tiny bit on but don't really ruin.