Hedges and Hedgelaying: A Guide to Planting, Management and Conservation (UK Edition)

October 30, 2020
Hedges and Hedgelaying: A Guide to Planting, Management and Conservation (UK Edition)

In recent years there has been a much greater appreciation ofthe enormous contribution that hedges make to the countryside.Today, their beauty, their ability to provide wind protection andcontain livestock, their environmental importance and theirsignificance as a wildlife habitat, are all widely recognized. Notsurprisingly, this transformation in the way we view hedges has, inturn, produced a welcome revival in the ancient craft ofhedgelaying.Whether you own hedges, are thinking of growing them, or justhave an interest in hedgerows, this fascinating, well-illustratedbook will be of value to you. Hedges and Hedgelaying - A Guide toPlanting, Management and Conservation contains of wealth ofpractical information and covers: the selection of hedgerow shrubsand trees and the associated significance of soil types andtopography; the planting of hedges and the necessary preparationwork; the use of trees in the hedgerow and the value of fieldmargins; weed, pest and disease control, and hedge cutting,maintenance and protection; the craft of hedgelaying and the toolsand processes involved.Well illustrated with nearly 200 drawings and photographs, thisis an indispensable guide for all those interested in managing andpreserving our hedgerows for future generations.