The top of the hedge is cut off using a chain saw and chipped immediately. The tractor with the grap attachment is then brought in to rip out all the Privet root balls.
Monday, 14 March 2011
The Privet hedge that divides the orchard has been slowly dying due to Honey Fungus. Unfortunately, Privet is very susceptible to this fungus, so the decision has been made to dig it out and replace with the more resistant Yew, Taxus baccata . The tarmac path is also being widened so it seemed appropriate to remove the hedge at the same time.