Hedgerows

Hedgerows are important features in the landscape of Wicklow, offering food and shelter for many species of plant, mammals, birds and insects, as well as enhancing views and contributing to the unique character of our countryside.

Many Hedgerows can be dated back to the mid 1700's, and are literally standing records of an area's history of land ownership and testament to other features of local heritage (geology, traditional skills, farming practices etc).

Very often threats to Hedgerows result from a lack of awareness about their conservation value, and lack of knowledge about best management practices.