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Teagasc Hedgerow Week - Monday

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Teagasc Hedgerow Week 2020 will feature all aspects of hedges including their history and current extent. Their value for ecosystem services values ranging from biodiversity, carbon and water quality to food for foraging. Management practices of planting, cutting and rejuvenation will also feature

Teagasc Hedgerow Week 2020 will start with the story of Irish hedgerows. John Feehan, retired lecturer in the faculty of agriculture in UCD will outline the history of Irish hedgerows.

How much hedgerows do we have in Ireland? Stuart Greene Teagasc will give the results from a recent mapping project. A lovely example of the cultural value of hedges is evident in the Kickham Tree Project in the South Tipperary village of Mullinahone. This will be detailed by Michael Somers Teagasc Forestry advisor.

Where stone walls dominate the landscape, there is still a place for hedges according to Noel Claffey, Farm Manager in Teagasc Athenry. John Kelly principal in Teagasc Ballyhaise and Kevin O’Connell Teagasc Forestry Advisor detail the hedges on the college farm and the value of trees in hedgerows.

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