Hedgerow treatment a poor reflection on all

I understand that our rural county councils have as their remit the management and maintenance of our hedgerows and ditches for safety and other reasons.

Visitors who step on to this land will see a real mix of management and brutalising of our hedgerows.

As I walk each day in the hills of North Cork the damage at the root and branch level is an eyesore and it is obvious that whoever drives the large machine is not “preserving the delicate” balance in our environment.

How we treat our hedgerows is a good indication of how we value our environment and ourselves and it is obvious to all our visitors this weekend.

Margaret O’Connor

Millstreet

Co Cork

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