russee's picture

Hedge watch 2011

Observed: 11th February 2011 By: russee
Hedges around our school
Hedges around the boarder od our school
This is a newer hedge that surround the orchard
A close up of the hedge
Description:

These are some of the hedges that suround our school. We took a walk around the school to see how many different species there were. We also spotted lots of incescts and a few rabbit

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ligustrum ovalifolium interacts

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Hedge age

For old hedges there is a formula based on the number of species in the hedge which help work out how old it is.

One entry on it is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedge#Hedgerow_dating although as with all things on wikipedia it is worth going back to original sources to make sure it is accurate.

If this is a recently planted hedge (the pictures do look a bit like they show a modern hedge) then this approach does not work.

Roger Gilbert's picture

I Think ....

the first picture is Privet. The catkins are Hazel.

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