Nesting in Hedges-when to clip?

Sheila O\’Hanlon asked 13 years ago

I have a blackthorn hedge which did have birds nesting in it up to now. Is it safe to clip the hedge now?Have all fledglings flown by now or do some birds hatch later in the summer? Thank you !

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
In a good summer, birds may have several broods of chicks. Check the hedge before clipping.

If this is a farm hedge, it cannot be cut until the end of August.