Friday, October 3, 2014

Hedgerow as woodland and prototype forest

 Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday
Rural Iloilo from the air. Photo by AVR
Boundary and waterway hedgerows
Contour hedgerows

Hedgerows on field boundaries are popular in Europe and countries where the original forest cover has been removed.  Hedgerows may develop into ecosystems through the years, in fact centuries.  Here, species composition - plants and animals - has reached homeostasis (dynamic balance). In advance cases, hedgerows have become natural forests.   Hedgerows -   
  • serve as wildlife sanctuary
  • serve  as windbreak and shade
  • prototype agro-forest and orchard 
  • source of wood and fuel, other materials, 
  • cushion global warming, 
  • control erosion and siltation  
  • contribute to aesthetic beauty  
Acknowledgement: Internet photos

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