A dead hedge is a barrier constructed from cut branches, saplings, and foliage. The material can be from pruning, clearing, or forestry activities. Their succession is a beetle bank or hedge.
Roadside boundary dead hedge
Restoration ecology and biological pest controlEdit
Dead hedges usually provide an enclosure for the storage of livestock. The above biological pest control dead hedges use is also part of organic farming and sustainable agriculture.
Dead hedges also recycle-reuse biomass without energy use to transport to landfills, or by burning, reducing a carbon footprint impact.