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Meikleour Beech Hedge

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The Meikleour Beech Hedge, four miles south of Blairgowrie is the longest hedge in Britain and the highest of its kind in the world.

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Recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the highest hedge in the world, the Meikleour Beech Hedge was planted in 1745 and is one third of a mile long (530 m) and 100 ft (30 m) high.

It is thought the men who planted it were called to fight in the Jacobite Rebellion and none of them returned alive. In tribute the trees were allowed to grow and the hedge acts as a living landmark to them.

In spring, the young green leaves reflect the light, while in the autumn the trees display beautiful russet and gold colours.

The hedge is cut and re-measured every 10 years, a complex operation that takes four men approximately six weeks to complete.

 

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Recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the highest hedge in the world, the Meikleour Beech Hedge was planted in 1745 and is one third of a mile long (530 m) and 100 ft (30 m) high.

It is thought the men who planted it were called to fight in the Jacobite Rebellion and none of them returned alive. In tribute the trees were allowed to grow and the hedge acts as a living landmark to them.

In spring, the young green leaves reflect the light, while in the autumn the trees display beautiful russet and gold colours.

The hedge is cut and re-measured every 10 years, a complex operation that takes four men approximately six weeks to complete.

 

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