Dead hedges and brash piles are constructed using twigs, branches and other cut vegetation. They form an invaluable habitat for a plethora of species.
Invertebrates like insects, woodlouse and arachnids will use the piles to live in and nest. Some important pollinators like solitary bees will use hollow twigs to create their nests. Small mammals like hedgehogs can use them to hide from predators and to hibernate in over winter. Small birds can also use the hedges for cover and to collect twigs for nests.
The dead hedges can also work as an environmentally friendly alternative to fencing.
If you would like to take part in the construction of dead hedges & brash piles on Peel Park and the Coppice LNR, then please contact Robert at robert.gabryszak@