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Hedges and Hedgelaying A Guide to Planting, Management and Conservation by Murray MacLean
  

Hedges and Hedgelaying A Guide to Planting, Management and Conservation

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Hedges and Hedgelaying A Guide to Planting, Management and Conservation by Murray MacLean

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 in the hedgerow and the value of field margins; weed, pest and disease control, and hedge cutting, maintenance and protection; and the craft of hedgelaying and the tools and processes involved.

About the Author

Murray Maclean completed a horticultural course at Writtle College in Essex before buying a fruit and vegetable farm. His involvement in growing of trees led to hedge planting on his own land. Murray is now an established grower of hedgerow trees and shrubs. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies for this theses on the production of trees and shrubs.Resident - Oxfordshire

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Book Info

Publication date

21st August 2006

Author

Murray MacLean

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Publisher

The Crowood Press Ltd

Format

Hardback
200 pages

Categories

Agricultural science
Horticulture
Environmental management

ISBN

9781861268686

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