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Hedges and Hedgelaying -  A Guide to Planting, Management and Conservation

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Hedges and Hedgelaying - A Guide to Planting, Management and Conservation

Murray Maclean

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Author(s): Murray Maclean

About The Book

In recent years there has been a much greater appreciation of the enormous contribution that hedges make to the countryside. Today, their beauty, their ability to provide wind protection and contain livestock, their environmental importance and their significance as a wildlife habitat, are all widely recognized. Not surprisingly, this transformation in the way we view hedges has, in turn, produced a welcome revival in the ancient craft of hedgelaying.

Whether you own hedges, are thinking of growing them, or just have an interest in hedgerows this fascinating, well-illustrated book will be of value to you.

Hedges and Hedgelaying contains of wealth of practical information and covers: The selection of hedgerow shrubs and trees and the associated significance of soil types and topography. The planting of hedges and the necessary preparation work. The use of trees int he hedgerow and the value of field margins. Weed, pest and disease control, and hedge cutting, maintenance and protection. The craft of hedgelaying and the tools and processes involved.

Additional Information

Author Murray Maclean
Availability In Print
Dimensions 235 x 165mm (W x H)
Extent 200pp
ISBN 9781861268686
Publication date August 2006
Book Type Hardcover


  1. The Evolution of the Hedge
  2. The Choice of Trees and Shrubs
  3. The Influence of the Landscape and Soil Types
  4. Wildlife Conservation
  5. The Preperation and Planting of Hedges
  6. Regional and Alternative Hedge Forms
  7. The Use of Trees in Hedgerows
  8. The Value of Field Margins
  9. Weed Control
  10. Disease and Pest Control
  11. Hedge Maintenance and Protection
  12. The Development of Hedge Laying
  13. Hedge Laying
  14. Regional Styles

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