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hedge,

ornamental or protective barrier composed of shrubs or small trees growing in close rows. The plants may be allowed to grow naturally or may be trimmed to various heights and shapes (see topiary worktopiary work
, pruning and training of shrubs and trees into ornamental shapes, used in landscape gardening. Elaborate topiary work in which trees and shrubs are clipped to resemble statuary (e.g.
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). In the temperate zone, thorny hedge plants include barberry, Osage orange, buckthorn, and hawthorn. Popular evergreen hedge plants are box, privet, azalea, yew, arborvitae, rhododendron, mountain laurel, and holly. Decorative deciduous shrubs often used are lilac, forsythia, mock orange, spiraea, euonymus, and viburnum. Hedges may also serve in erosion control, e.g., Rosa rugosa planted along highway embankments and the rows of poplars, hemlocks, and other trees planted as shelter belts.

hedge

1. A barrier or fence formed by bushes or small trees growing close together;
2. A closely grown row of any kind of shrubbery.

hedge

a row of shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary to a field, garden, etc.
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The trick for corporate hedgers may be remembering to provide the appropriate initial assessments now that the timing is more flexible.
Haushalter's (2000) study shows that the hedgers in the oil and gas industry have higher dividends when compared to the nonhedgers.
The market-clearing condition implies that this was coupled with reductions in futures prices and hedgers' short positions, leading to a reallocation of commodity price risk from financial traders to hedgers during the crisis.
Falling volumes in natural gas, copper, crude could be indicative of lack of value to the hedgers.
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Hedgers often try to limit their losses by paying another hedger to assume their obligation.
But, cash-only marketers should be ready to get to 65% sold on 2007-crop, while hedgers should be prepared to increase 2007-crop sales with hedges on signs of extended price pressure.
It follows that hedgers are risk averse, while speculators bear risk.
Front mounted CAT II implement hitches and a 65-horsepower hydraulic power take-off with load sensing allows the TR4 to operate a variety of vineyard implements such as hedgers, pruners and mowers on multiple rows at once.
Health-care hedgers use the staggered indices (June, September, December and March) to freeze their future health-care costs.
The potential for gain inherent in accepting the very risks that the hedgers are trying to avoid, in other words, the premium received for performing this "price insurance" function, is the speculator's well-earned economic reward.
The Renminbi (RMB), the official currency of the People's Republic of China, is rising in importance in internal foreign exchange and other markets, receiving an increasing amount of attention from politicians, economists, traders, investors, and corporate hedgers.