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Dead Hedge

A part of Digby Woods is used by the park staff as a compost pile, collecting brash from around the park as part of general maintenance. Once fully rotted, the compost is used in places such as the Long Border in the Formal Garden and the Walled Garden.

To prevent the compost pile from spreading onto paths that cut through the woods, a team of volunteers created a dead hedge – a fence made from discarded branches from the compost pile.