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Hedge project benefits parish wildlife

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.

  • Some watering will be required for a time, during dry weather. Anyone able to help with that should contact Junior Constable Bill Cohu or Denise via the douzaine by phone on 244155 Monday - Friday 10.00 - 13.00 or email info@valeparish.gg

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