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Forest edge for acid soil

Type of soil: Acid (ph<7)
Adult height: The forest edge doesn’t need pruning. The plants which form this edge are free to grow to their own height.
Period of interest: All year.
Planting distances:
     - Setting up two staggered rows for planting
     - Keeping 2 metres between each plant of a same row
     - Alternating bushes and trees to densify the top of the edge

Introducing biodiversity on forest edges to help the forests with the climate changes.
Planting to create a certain harmony between tall trees, and middle-height and small bushes.

The Forest edge has several aims:
     - Sanitary: increasing the biological fight by hosting auxiliary predatory species, for example.
     - Protective: protecting against fires and hurricanes by creating a natural barrier.
     - Landscaping: diversifying the landscapes, mainly those of cultivated forests.
     - Convenient: creating recognizable physical boundaries.
     - Environmental: creating natural habitats and sources of food for plants and animals.

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Catalogue of Game Protections for Trees and Bushes s
Catalogue for Tree stakes and ties
Short guide to create your own forest edge
Plants for Agroforestry Catalogue

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