Grow a Living Fence

Suburban hedgerows provide privacy, attract wildlife and prevent erosion.



Branch
Cup plants (Silphium perfoliatum) provide a nifty water source for beneficial insects and birds.
MICHAEL OTTEMAN
Hedgerow
In this hedgerow design, small and medium-sized trees are planted so they’ll stretch from one end of the row to the other when they mature.
PHOTO: MICHAEL OTTEMAN
Bird
Some types of trees and shrubs attract a more diverse selection of birds and wildlife.
MICHAEL OTTEMAN











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