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  • The Benefits of Planting Laurel Hedging | Hedging.ie
    gorgeous leaves During the summers it will produce attractive and fragrant flowers Because the laurel is so hardy it rarely suffers from those dreaded brown dead patches that coniferous hedges are so famous for 3 Usefulness If you re wanting to create some privacy for your yard laurel is much more attractive than a fence Growing at a speed of up to two feet per year it makes for a beautiful and dense living wall that also serves to keep control over invasive brambles and nuisance bracken The thickness of its leaves also serves to dampen sounds from traffic and the street while providing an effective windbreak As well as being useful for homeowners the laurel plant is also useful for birds The thickness of the hedge makes it an ideal place for bird nests So in addition to beautiful leaves and aromatic flowers the laurel also provides you with music of the songbirds that enjoy living within its protective branches 4 Practicality One trim a year should be enough to keep your laurel in check Even if you go years without trimming your laurel hedge you can cut it all the way down to ground level and it will still re sprout and grow back The laurel plant dares even the most inexperienced of gardeners to damage it Laurel is one of the least expensive and fastest growing hedges making it the quickest and cheapest option when deciding to grow a hedge wall If left untamed it can reach heights of twenty feet Of course you can also keep it trimmed to a smaller series of hedges or train its shape into a tree if you prefer Or you could get creative and be that person in your neighbourhood by trimming it into various shapes such as animals and

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  • Laurel Hedging FAQ | Hedging.ie
    anywhere between 1ft and 3 ft can be expected from year 2 on How do I care for my new laurel hedge Your new laurel hedge should be checked at regular intervals to make sure it has not loosened in the ground with the and elements etc If they are making a collar at the base of the plant just walk them in with your foot to tighten them in the soil Its very important to keep weeds and grass away from the base of the plant as they would be competing for food and water and light etc This can be done in a number of ways probably the best and safest way is to put tram around the base of the hedge immediately after planting and cover it with wood chip or stone chip Chemical or manual methods can also be used Both organic and artificial manures can be used to feed your laurel hedge How often do I have to prune my laurel hedge Normally a laurel hedge will not need pruning in year 1 After that you can prune the sides to keep it to the width you desire till it reaches the height you want it to finish at Normally twice per year is enough to clip the sides and top of your laurel Laurel will also tolerate a hard pruning if let get out of hand Would laurel be suitable for planting along a main road Yes laurel is very suitable for planting along beside roads as they are very tolerant of dust and dirt and water splash associated with roadside plantings Laurel is also very good to kill noise pollution Previous Post Next Post About The Author Adrian Byrne NC NDip Horticulture All about hedging and trees planting care and maintenance advice as

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  • Advice | Hedging.ie
    Adrian 5 best types of trees for shelter There are several different types of trees can be used for shelter The one you choose all depends what you want shelter from For example is it wind or rain or all the elements Read More Adrian shelterbelt trees Previous Post Next Post About The Author Adrian Byrne NC NDip Horticulture All about hedging and trees planting care and maintenance advice as well as celebrating their many benefits Related Posts 5 Trees for Autumn Colour Read More 5 best types of trees for shelter Read More Laurel Hedging Pruning Maintenance Read More About our blog All about hedging and trees planting care and maintenance advice as well as celebrating their many benefits Contact Adrian 087 2630523 Hedging and Trees Hedging Native Trees ShelterBelt Trees Ornamental Trees Recent Articles A Guide To Trees in Ireland Ireland is dotted with beautiful trees so much Read More Benefits of Planting Shelterbelt Trees Read More The Benefits of Planting Laurel Hedging If you re looking for a hedge that s easy to care Read More Laurel Hedging FAQ People often enquire about laurel Read More Popular Tags shelterbelt trees garden hedges irish trees About Hedging ie

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  • Advice | Hedging.ie
    well as celebrating their many benefits Related Posts 5 Trees for Autumn Colour Read More 5 best types of trees for shelter Read More Laurel Hedging Pruning Maintenance Read More About our blog All about hedging and trees planting care and maintenance advice as well as celebrating their many benefits Contact Adrian 087 2630523 Hedging and Trees Hedging Native Trees ShelterBelt Trees Ornamental Trees Recent Articles A Guide To Trees

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  • Advice | Hedging.ie
    considered native The list of Irish native trees includes Alder Ash Birch Cherry Blackthorn Whitehorn Crabapple Hazel Holly Oak Mountain Ash Scots pine Whitethorn Willow and Yew Native Trees can also be used for shelter and to block views for all types of developments and agricultural and amenity situations Here is my list of Ireland s top 5 native trees Read More Adrian irish trees Previous Post Next Post About The Author Adrian Byrne NC NDip Horticulture All about hedging and trees planting care and maintenance advice as well as celebrating their many benefits Related Posts 5 Trees for Autumn Colour Read More 5 best types of trees for shelter Read More Laurel Hedging Pruning Maintenance Read More About our blog All about hedging and trees planting care and maintenance advice as well as celebrating their many benefits Contact Adrian 087 2630523 Hedging and Trees Hedging Native Trees ShelterBelt Trees Ornamental Trees Recent Articles A Guide To Trees in Ireland Ireland is dotted with beautiful trees so much Read More Benefits of Planting Shelterbelt Trees Read More The Benefits of Planting Laurel Hedging If you re looking for a hedge that s easy to care Read More Laurel Hedging FAQ

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  • Planting New Hedgerow | Hedging.ie
    is planted in such a manner that he she has control of both sides of the new hedgerow and that he she can maintain both sides of the new hedgerow Note where a fence has been erected under TAMS the Planting of New Hedgerow Action cannot be planted inside of this fence Trees cannot be planted on Natura land Summary of the initiative Action Minimum Maximum Payable Units in GLAS Completion deadline Payment Rate Planting New Hedgerow 10m 100m 31st March 2016 5 m y Requirements from GLAS Specification PDF 1 Plant 6 plants per metre in a double row of whitethorn and or blackthorn and or holly by 31st March 2016 2 The minimum linear length that must be planted is 10 metres and this must be in a single continuous length 3 The maximum length for which GLAS funding is available is 200 metres per holding 4 The location and length metres must be identified on the LPIS parcel s and marked on the map submitted The new hedge must be a standalone hedge and not placed against an existing hedgerow or stone wall 5 Plants must be purchased from registered producers or registered grower s see below 6 All newly planted hedges whether planted in a grass or tillage field must be fenced off and protected from livestock from the time the hedge is planted However where the newly planted hedgerow bounds a private laneway public road or watercourse fencing is not required on the laneway road or water body side as long as the hedge is not being damaged by livestock The fence must be stockproof and fit for purpose 7 Grass and other competing vegetation must be controlled 8 Plants must be trimmed over the course of the contract to ensure a dense hedgerow develops

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  • Planting a Grove of Native Trees | Hedging.ie
    Trees must be planted in rows 2 metres apart with a distance of 1 metre between the plants within the rows 12 Replace failed or dead trees during the next dormant season 13 Trees must be protected from livestock and fenced off from t he time of planting until the end of the contract s 14 Grass and other competing vegetation must be controlled around the trees until they have become established Appendix 4 Native trees listed by the GLAS Specification as eligible Species Characteristics Remarks Alder Alnus glutinosa Suitable for wet sites Fast growing nitrogen fixing tree Suitable broadleaf for even the wettest sites Minor forest species Common Alder is a native tree Coppices freely and can be used in mixtures on less fertile sites Valuable shelter tree Silver Birch Betula pendula Downy Birch Betula pubescens Pioneer species suited to very acid soils and peats Fast growing hardy species withstands exposure and frost well Useful as a nurse crop in mixtures but must be kept under control or it will smother a slower growing tree species Very attractive small tree Minor forest species Native tree Young trees coppice freely May be used as a soil improver Can be mixed into shelterbelts Sessile oak Quercus petraea Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur Well aerated deep fertile loams Will grow well on heavier soils Slow growing long lived tree Major forest species One of our few native broadleaved trees Very high amenity and wildlife value Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia Suitable for lowland and hill acidic sites Will tolerate even alkaline sites Hardy tree suitable for exposed sites Widely used amenity tree Minor forest species Native tree Offers good support for wildlife Whitebeam Sorbus aria Most fertile mineral soils Attractive amenity tree also suitable for shelter Minor forest species Native tree Tolerant of exposed

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  • Traditional Orchard | Hedging.ie
    05ha 10 trees 31st March 2016 23 50 unit yr Requirements from the GLAS Specification PDF 1 Plant 10 trees in the dormant season October to March before the 31st March 2016 2 This action must be completed on a full LPIS parcel LPIS parcel must be marked on the map submitted 3 The minimum area is 0 05 ha and trees must be spaced with a radius of 7 metres apart 4 Choose varieties from Appendix 5 approx 70 common varieties are listed in App 5 5 Trees must be supported with a suitable stake and secured with a suitable tie 6 Trees must be protected from livestock and the orchard fenced off However grazing with sheep is permitted provided that no damage is caused to the trees If damage is being caused by rabbits hares measures to prevent further damage must be taken by the erection of a rabbit proof fence 7 Failed or dead trees must be replaced during the next planting season 8 Pesticides are not permitted except for spot treatment of noxious and invasive weeds Hedging ie We sell and deliver hedges and trees nationwide Suitable for residential agricultural and commerical use Hedges All common

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