Hedgerow Planting on the Farm

Hedgerow Planting on the Farm

Since the mid 1990’s we have planted about 10 kilometres of hedgerows on the farm. These provide shelter for birds and other wildlife, as well as a habitat for all sorts of invertebrates.

The hedgerows also provide shelter for the sandy soils and help to prevent soil erosion in the strong gales that we often get in Morayshire, as well as giving shelter to the cows and sheep. The fact that the hedgerows are fenced off to let the tender young hedge plants establish without being eaten by animals means that it is easier to carry out mixed farming practices (livestock as well as crops).