Frequently Asked Questions

Why is grass left long around the trees?
Last Updated 9 months ago

Although some people feel it is untidy if grass isn’t cut right up to trunks, posts and other features, in fact these little areas of longer vegetation are ecologically very valuable: they add to habitat heterogeneity, provide over-wintering shelter for invertebrates and other small animals (including inside hollow stems), and important pupation zones for, for example, moth caterpillars descending from the foliage of the tree or shrub for their metamorphosis when fully fed. Nature does not like being manicured and does not thrive when groomed into artificial regimentation; we should learn to love these mini-habitats.

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