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Re: Netting over hedges

Subject: Re: Netting over hedges
From: Antony Wood _ Yew Tree
Date: Mar 12 2019 11:08:12
In my old practical days I undertook quite a lot of it on development sites.

Apart from being an absolute pain of a job I was never convinced of it's 
effectiveness.

Try as we might I didn't think for a moment that we managed to hermetically 
seal a hedge. It certainly seemed night on impossible to think it would 
prevent small birds gaining access to the hedge.

I'm not an ecologist but did wonder if it may make a hedge more attractive to 
smaller birds as they favour hedges which have dense outer growth as they are 
difficult for predators to access.

It appears to be more about appearances than effectiveness. Then again that 
might be my inherent cynicism and  I maybe completely wrong on that.

Antony



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Antony Wood


-------- Original message --------
From: "elsteadbysea@xxxxxxxxxxx.com" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Date: 12/03/2019 10:54 (GMT+00:00)
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Netting over hedges

Someone is running a petition on Facebook about netting over hedges to
prevent birds nesting (Crow act) and not allowing hedgehogs to escape.

Apparently one developer is installing tunnels.



What is the general opinion of the forum of the use of nets over hedges for
any reason?





Kind regards



Phillip Ellis










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