The cost of laying a hedge is usually based on what length of hedge can be laid each day. This will require a site visit from an experienced hedge layer. Hedges vary so much in condition that it is not possible to give a general price for this work.
Some of the factors that will influence the cost are :
– Size and number of stems
– Amount of brambles, etc. to be cleared
– Fencing/wire to be removed
– Amount of ivy
– Ground conditions
– Access to site
– Disposal of brash
Landowners looking to have hedges laid are advised to request a written quotation for the work.
Hedge laying, as part of a long-term management programme has been shown to a be more cost-effective boundary option than standard fencing. Hedges also give many other benefits that fences do not – shelter, wildlife, visual amenity, etc.
Meyen, S. (1997) “Cost comparison of boundary options” Unpublished report produced by Donegal Farm Relief Services Ltd. for Crann