I have recently moved into a house where there is a 30m beech hedge
along the road frontage. Between the hedge and the road is a fence. I
am proposing to remove the fence but at present there are no leaves on
the fence side of the hedge.
If I were to remove the fence, would the bare side of the hedge 'leaf
up' in time?
> along the road frontage. Between the hedge and the road is a fence. I
> am proposing to remove the fence but at present there are no leaves on
> the fence side of the hedge.
> up' in time?
Yes. It would. You might have to cut some of the leafless branches back
to stimulate growth but beech will regrow from old wood. If it was mine
I would treat it as if I wanted to restore the hedge. You can find good
notes on how to bring old beech hedging back to life at
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