Dead hedge

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Dead hedge

A dead hedge is a barrier constructed from cut branches, saplings, and foliage. The material can be from pruning, clearing, or forestry activities. Their succession is a beetle bank or hedge.

Restoration ecology and biological pest control[edit]

Dead hedges are useful in habitat conservation and restoration ecology, as they offer shelter for small animals, especially birds.[1] This can be part of a beneficial "biological pest agents" habitat in biological pest control programs for natural landscapes and organic gardening.


Dead hedges usually provide an enclosure for the storage of livestock.[2] The above biological pest control dead hedges use is also part of organic farming and sustainable agriculture.

Dead hedges also recycle-reuse biomass without energy use to transport to landfills, or by burning, reducing a carbon footprint impact.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BTCV. "Hedging". BTCV handbook. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Hedge-laying - alive and well in the Northwich Community Woodlands". Northwich Community Woodlands. Archived from the original on November 10, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-20.