You cannie beat a good looking dry stane wall or dyke. There’s quite a few hawthorn hedges in my locale as well. Each to their own. The old guys used to say the poorer the ground the more walls you’d have. The better the ground the more likely you were to see hawthorn hedges. Clearing the marginal hills of stone gave a more readily available supply of material I suppose. I’ve seen a few hedges getting ripped out in my day but I am seeing more being reinstated. Prefer a hedge because you can sneak a few trees in as well. Anyway this is a typical Border style wall., near Morebattle. Lichen on it will be 100+ years old probably.