Suburban Hedgerows: Grow a Living Fence

Suburban hedgerows are designed to create a dense barrier to gives privacy, reduce sound pollution and protects against winter winds. They also prevent erosion, protect wildlife, and help with snow buildup. An important goal for these new hedgerows is to plant them with trees, shrubs and other native plants to attract local wildlife and insects.

Some types of trees and shrubs attract a more diverse selection of birds and wildlife.
Some types of trees and shrubs attract a more diverse selection of birds and wildlife.
Illustration by Michael Otteman