Tue 12 Mar 2019
A native wildlife hedge has been planted near the Vale Douzaine room in an attempt to improve the environment.
The joint venture involved members of the Douzaine and The Pollinator Project and Guernsey Trees for Life.
The result in a few years will hopefully be a dense habitat, wildlife-rich hedge, said one of the planters, the Vale's Denise Cohu.
Over the years there has been a big swing in the island to non-native hedging and the project in the field behind the Douzaine room helps to counter that.
The species used were hazel, hawthorn, crab apple and hawthorn, which were planted in groups of five each, and other plantings are planned as the hedge matures and forms a wildlife shelter.