We provide hedge cutting and hedge trimming services in Dublin & Wicklow, Ireland. Call 085 177 5500 or contact us for a free quote.
We take special consideration during nesting season, from March to August, so as not to interfere with nesting birds. During this time birds may be occupying trees or hedgerows particularly those in less regularly maintained thorny hedges or larger gardens such as in Foxrock and Killiney for example.
Although nesting birds can situate in quite obscure sites, they tend to favour space. Therefore people with larger suburban gardens in areas like Killiney, Glenageary, Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire or in large rural gardens of Enniskerry and Bray should pay particular attention to the allotted time frame within which hedge cutting is less likely to cause interference with active nests.
Plan hedge cutting in Advance
Hedge level reductions are better left until the summer is over. A good time to cut most hedges is between the end of September to the end of February. By this time the majority of nesting birds have vacated. Keep this in mind if you’re thinking about hedge height reduction and try your best to plan in advance.
Pay particular attention to thorny hedgerows made up of hawthorn, blackthorn, pyracantha, berberis and similar. Thorns are a prized habitat among the avian community. They provide smaller birds with a naturally defensive habitat, an obvious advantage against larger predators. Not to mention the added benefit of being a convenient source of food for them.
As a result of the nesting period our business of reducing hedges can be slower for Dublin tree surgeons. In my opinion it’s a small price to pay and ensures that our native songbirds can attend to their young undisturbed.