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Community News & Views | National Trust plant new hedge

HUNDREDS of metres of hedging were planted by volunteers to improve an area of Slindon.

 

Some 85 helpers, above, turned up over two days last week to help National Trust workers to dig in the hedging.

 

The result was 800m in the ground on the charity’s Slindon Estate out of the planned 1,000m. The rest were planted on Tuesday by the estate’s rangers.

 

Lead ranger Katie Archer said: “This was the first time we had held a hedging event and it was a great success.

 

“We had people from the age of two upwards come along.

 

“There has never been a hedge at that site before and it will be very important both for food and for shelter by providing berries and nesting.”

 

The hedge consists of native species such as hawthorn, blackthorn and dog rose. It will also help to retain water from the adjoining field.

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