Publication - Hedges for Canadian Gardens

Title in English
Hedges for Canadian Gardens
Publication ID
0899E
Published Year
1980
Author(s)
Subject(s)
Type
Book
Cost
Free Publication
Language
English
Region
Ottawa/Hull (NCR)
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Status
Available
Pages
1-33
ISBN
0-662-10847-7
Catalogue No.
A53-899/1980E
Summary in English
Hedges have been made a special feature of the ornamental grounds on many of the experimental farms and research stations of Agriculture Canada since their inception. Until recent years, the collection of hedges at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa (Figure 1) was the largest on the continent. Since 1889 when the project was started, 169 species and varieties of trees and shrubs have been tested as hedges. At present there are 65 species in demonstration hedges, including several of the original planting, as well as the several kilometres of hedges along roadways and farming enclosures. These latter are mainly formed of arborvitae (commonly known as cedar).

There are also hedge collections on some 20 research stations from Charlottetown, P.E.I., to Sidney on Vancouver Island, B.C. These stations have supplied much of the information contained in this publication.

Brief reports on most of the material tried in these hedge collections are presented in tabular form at the end of the publication. Comments on the species of outstanding value are found in the section entitled 'Notes on the best hedges'.
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