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‘Edge feathering’ offers protection for wildlife

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District

PERRY COUNTY – Woodland edges next to crop land and pasture or in fence rows have grown from brushy transition zones to big trees.

This brushy transition area is important for several wildlife species, including rabbits, quail, and some songbirds. The loss of this edge has resulted in the loss of important habitat. To restore this, edge feathering can be applied to the edges and fence rows to promote low-growing shrubs and weedy areas.


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