Replacing large escallonia hedge

Pat Cummins asked 11 years ago

I have a 60m escallonia hedge which is suffering from a fungal disease. I would like to replace it with a mixed native hedge. Can I cut the plants to the base and plant in between or must I dig out the roots? Also, any suggestions for disposal of the old hedging material?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
You can ut the plants to ground level and plant the new heding into the gaps. If the escallonia sprouts, it can be killed with Roundup.The tops can be shredded or stacked to rot down over a few years.