Hedge

Hedges are constituted by a linear set of shrubs of variable length and composition; in more complex shapes can be inserted trees, of one or more species, interspersed along   the alignment.The use of hedges has a long tradition, since they were used by the Romans to divide their various plots. The shrubs, were chosen according to their use.The pruning residues were used for the feeding of domestic animals, as firewood, or to construct domestic tools.Tree species were also chosen in order to produce fruit and for the production of pollen for beekeeping.The hedges contributed to the economy of rural households as excellent habitat for small game, or as a place suitable for the growth of medicinal herbal species.Today the hedge is also used as a means of division between properties, such as defense of fields, through the use of thorny bushes, as decoration of gardens, and as windbreak.

Specifications

Species present in the area:
Scientific name (common name)

  • Cotoneaster buxifolius (Cotognastro)
  • Viburnum (Viburnum)
  • Laurus nobilis (Bay leaf)
  • Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
  • Ligustrum vulgaris (privet)


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