Hedgerows typically define property boundaries and are the solution to difficult mowing or maintenance locations. Left alone, weedy and non-native plants such as multi-flora rose, Tartarian honeysuckle, and Russian olive invade those sites and become long-term nuisances.
Hedgerow remediation is important for several reasons. Chief among them is that hedgerows act as natural conduits for birds, mammals, and amphibians to safely move from one area to another. Hedgerows provide an important buffer zone for streams and ridges, helping to prevent soil erosion. Hedgerows also provide food and nesting locations.
Hedgerow remediation involves replacement of undesirable shrubs and grasses with native, high-wildlife-value fruit-bearing specimens such as Pin Cherry, Gray Dogwood, Nannyberry, Pricklyash, Eastern Red Cedar, Swamp Rose, Pawpaw, and American Holly.
Start creating a Hedgerow by planting a strip of new trees and shrubs.
|Geranium maculatum ‘Red’