Beware of poisonous hedges
Some shrubs and hedges are poisonous. The yew is not suitable for households that include children or pets, because the seeds in its bright red berries are particularly poisonous.
You should only touch freshly cut thuja, cherry laurel and cypress stems when wearing gloves.
Some caution is also required when trimming privet and boxwood. So you should make sure you wear the right protective clothing when shaping and maintaining your hedge.