Record of my work experience with Exmoor National Park

Hedge removal

We had a hedge at college that was dying back and needed to be replaced. We discussed the replacement options and it was decided that a Beech hedge (Fagus sylvatica) would be the best replacement is it is a native tree and makes an excellent hedgerow plant that will provide a screen all year round due to the way Beech retains it’s dead leaves through winter until the new growth pushes the dead leaves off in spring.

You can see the material (arisings) removed from the hedge laying against the fence opposite. The remaining stumps will be pulled out using a tractor and a strop. The ground will be weeded and rotovated before planting the new beech hedge.

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