Monday, 11 April 2011

Hedge planting at Staunton Meend

Thursday 10th of March
The Wye Valley AONB Volunteers planted approximately 150 meters of new hedge today at Staunton Meend. The  hedge, comprised of; hawthorn, blackthorn, dog rose, field maple, hazel and cornus, will improve the boundary on the Meend while at the same time providing a great habitat for a range of British wildlife.

The first task was to clear back the scrub from the planned new hedge and mark out the line of the new hedge with canes. The  hedge was planted in a double staggered row, with the inclusion of shelters around the  'whips' to protect them from the hungry rabbit population.

The job was completed by 3:00pm- many hands make light work!