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Unit 2: Applying Ecological Principles

Establishing hedgerows and buffer strips requires long-term planning and management in order to achieve the benefits outlined on the previous page. Important steps in this process are to:
  • develop a farm plan
  • carefully evaluate the site
  • select the appropriate plant mix
  • prepare the soil and plant the hedgerow or buffer strip
  • have a plan for watering the plants and for weed and rodent control, especially during the establishment period
Once established, hedgerows and buffer strips usually do very well with just annual maintenance to keep weeds under control.
Hedgerow / Buffer Strip Resources


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