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NW Hedgerows poster

NW Hedgerows poster

I'm printing small batches of the Hedgerows so you can teach with it.


If you want quantities for outreach and education, the art is relevant for conservation district work in Oregon and Washington, with fans of the art in California.


You can order 100 posters from me for $10  ea -- great idea for volunteer and teacher appreciations.  Mix titles.



32 plants and animals of the NW that are great for restoring riparian buffers.


Painting by Suzanne Duranceau


Suggested Hedgerow Plants for Western Washington


Numerous native trees and shrubs can be incorporated into a hedgerow. Your reasons for planting a hedge will help determine the choice of suitable species. Important considerations when selecting plant material for a hedgerow include:


  • produce a stockproof hedge in a reasonable amount of time
  • consider the longevity and the vigor potential of plants.
  • be easily kept in bounds
  • be strong enough to resist the efforts of animals
  • provide small animals with a place to escape, which is made easier if the hedge has thorns
  • produce shoots close to the ground, containing both small and larger animals
  • choose plants which are suited to soil type
  • disease resistantance
  • inedible and unattractive to livestock within the field

Listed below are some native plants that have met the criteria as good hedgerow candidates in flood plain and livestock pasture situations. It is important to be familiar with your soils when choosing plant material. Differences in growth along the hedgerow

may occur according to plant and soil type. It is suggested that a soil survey be conducted along the entire length of the hedgerow to determine any soil variation.

Name Moisture Comments
Douglas Fir Dry to Moist grows to 150’
Shore Pine Dry to Wet grows to 65’
Hemlock Moist to Wet grows to 200’
Red Cedar Moist to Wet grows to 200’
Sitka Spruce Moist to Wet grows to 200’
Deciduous Trees    
Black Hawthorn 
Dry to Moist

grows to 25’, a favorite because of thorny branches and tolerance of severe pruning.

Cascara Moist to Wet grows to 30’, has a strong root system, will tolerate shade.
Oregon Ash Moist to Wet grows to 30 to 50’, attractive to birds, tough wood.
Pacific Crab Apple Moist to Wet grows to 35’
Beaked Hazelnut Dry to Moist 

grows to 20’, advantage is it’s dense growth habit.

Scoulers Willow Moist grows to 30’.
Hardhack Spirea Moist to Wet 

grows to 10’, very aggressive growth habits.

Indian Plum Dry to Moist grows to 15’, dense growth habit
Myrica Californica Dry to Moist grows to 15’, semi-evergreen
Nootka Rose Dry to Moist 

grows to 8’, thorny habit beneficial to livestock restraint.

Swamp Rose Moist to Wet grows to 8’, thorny growth habit
Oregon Grape Dry evergreen, grows to 6’, tolerates shade and is somewhat thorny.
Red Twig Dogwood Moist to Wet 

grows to 15’, vigorous root system with multi-stemmed growth.

Snowberry Dry to Moist dense shrub grows to 3’
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