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Hedgerow Planting

A mature hedgerow providing protection from wind

Practice Code: 422
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Hedgerows are dense woody vegetation planted in a linear design to achieve a natural resource conservation purpose.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Protects water quality
  • Provides shelter for wildlife
  • Improves aesthetic value
  • Improves air quality
  • Reduces noise

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.

 

Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

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Tree/Shrub Establishment (612)
Tree/Shrub Pruning (660)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.

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