View Full Version : Banding Hedges ???

07-11-2012, 04:00 PM
I've never heard of this and one of my customer is wanting this done. I guess it keeps the Hedges from falling during a heavy snowfall.

R & R Yard Designs
07-11-2012, 04:05 PM
Burlap bags or string around them. We have to do it every year at one place.
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07-11-2012, 04:38 PM
This is what they look like. he wants to be able to have them not bend over during a heavy snow fall. There are about 12ft.tall. I'm going to be taking about 1.5 ft. off the tops of them. I told him there going to look like crap till they grow in , he doesn't care. I have no idea what he means by banding them.http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/animal29/IMG_20120710_101615.jpg

07-11-2012, 05:02 PM
I've seen people build a kind of fence out of 1x4's. Rectangular pieces that were then raised up high on cheap 2x4 stilts and layed against the hedge so that it holds the hedge together. It was all tied in. Seemed to work well. It just looked weird.

It looked like a bunch of picture frames attached to upright 2x4's

07-11-2012, 08:10 PM
Cutting 1.5 feet off the top, means he's making it a squaretop hedge??? around here we wrap with snow fence, but that is mostly for deer... banding just means tieing the top together, usually with a cord running in a spiral pattern from top to bottom... be sure it is cold enough when you do it, as I believe diseases can flourish in that type of environment, but do it before the branches turn rigid from frost...

easy-lift guy
07-11-2012, 08:59 PM
Becuse this type of material is very mature, I understand why the customer wants to have a snow tents made to protect the appearance. To each their own, however I would
not maintain a customer with material like this due to many problems associated with this type of material and it's age.
easy-lift guy

07-12-2012, 08:21 AM
Thanks Guys

07-14-2012, 12:08 PM
are you sure those will have any regrowth by just stub pruning 1.5" feet off the top, what are those, arborvitae of some sort?