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Coppice, Lay or Mow?

There’s an interesting online vote at MyFarm about how to manage a hedgerow on the Wimpole Estate, and in particular whether to coppice it, lay it or mow it – there’s also a video of Simon, the Wimpole Forester, talking through each option.


As a traditionalist I’d hope they lay it and remember to leave in some hedgerow trees – but there are good arguments for coppicing also, while mowing is often necessitated by cost considerations, but can do the most damage, especially if it is done carelessly.

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