Wirral Society supports hedgelaying initiative

Wirral Conservation Volunteers and pupils of the Woodchurch High School, financially supported by the Wirral Society, held a hedgelaying and tree-planting day in Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, in November.

This hedgerow is especially important as it provides a strong boundary between a suburban part of the North Wirral and the Green Belt.

Hedgelaying is a historic method of reinvigorating a leggy hedgerow, making it more stockproof. CPRE campaigns for the protection and improvement of hedgerows as they provide vital wildlife corridors as well as a host of other functions.

This hedgelaying and planting event, organised by Paul Loughnane of the Wirral Conservation Volunteers, marks the official start of a four-year project. A wild pear tree was also planted to mark 90 years since the founding of the Wirral Society.

 

Hedgelaying at Woodchurch Wirral Conservation Volunteers