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Forest hedges

Hedges, both from forestry and fruits, are a very important element in balanced farming systems. By planting forest hedges in our demonstrator we promote shade and avoid exposing the land to excessive wind.

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Forest hedges make it possible to reduce the application of phytosanitary treatments, since they allow to increase biodiversity, promote the development of more insectivorous birds, bats, and other auxiliary fauna, contributing to pest control. This solution also makes it possible to separate plots, helping to slow down the spread of pests and diseases.

These hedges, through their roots, contribute to soil stabilization and water retention. Different aromatic shrubs can also be introduced, providing a productive aspect, with lower water requirements, making them better adapted to this region.

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FUN FACTS

Did you know that forest hedges contribute on a large scale to the production of biomass?

Did you know that these hedges function as hunting corridors that shelter auxiliary fauna, such as foxes that control hare and rabbit populations?

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