New Laid Hedges

Volunteers have been laying a hedge in two parts of Field 3. They have been working with scrub/trees that have gone way beyond the ideal growth stage for laying. The task is worthwhile, as the end result will provide some much needed dense low level cover for nesting birds. There will be an additional benefit of wildflowers emerging in the space between the wire fence and the base of the hedge.

The pictures below show the two completed sections of hedge. The left hand side of the last picture in the series gives a view of the unfavourable material that has had to be laid.

Top left of this picture shows the typical “before” state of scrub growth