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Providing nesting areas

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    Hi all. Does anyone know if piling up shrub prunings this time of year would be useful for hoggies?
    I have a couple of piles of very small rotting tree trunks behind my sheds that I hope can provide insects and safe areas but all this pruning of spring shrubs has provided a bunch of twiggy leaved waste. About to dispose of it but would it be better to keep for nest making etc?
    As all fairly new to me and just want to provide an area to encourage hedgehogs so hoping someone can advise.
    Maybe making a dump on top of the old tree trunks – or is twiggy leaved waste of no use? Really glad of help. Thank you.

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    Hi daffydill

    It’s hard to know exactly what the material is like, but if it isn’t suitable for hogs to use for nests, it might provide a good home for insects. But the hogs might build a nest under a pile of shrubby twiggy type stuff. It’s worth a try.

    In case you haven’t seen it this is a link re. gardening for hogs:

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