Niall Rowantree and Dr Cathy Mayne go hindstalking with heavy hearts. They have to help bring down deer numbers so that Scottish landowners can plant trees. But is this mania for treeplanting self-defeating? Cathy looks at the science and Niall tells the story from a deer manager’s perspective.
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