Most of the long neatly planted hedges you see on Nantucket are from the family Ligustrum ovalifolium or more simply California privet. They grow fast, offer excellent privacy and are hardy. That having been said they do need some care. Scale and aphids are on the increase around the island. It seems like every couple years we have an outbreak. Both can be treated in a variety of ways from pruning to insecticidal soaps to chemical pesticides. The key is to identify the problem and treat it early. If you have had a problem in the past or just want to get in-front of any potential issues give us a call.