I used to pick a large crop of elderberries from some bushes over the road from me - until the council cut them all down for no apparent reason. They have also removed a 60m length of hedgerow in the last two years which was abundant with holly berries for the birds around here. Again no real reason for that either. The woods up the road have been clear cut for a housing estate and are now just a mess at the moment, but there are still pockets of scrub land around the boundaries, and a defunct railway line that is now a footpath. I have seen in some areas that people take over a small (often very small) patch of waste ground and plant it with flowers, fruit or vegetables, and this is known as guerilla gardening. I see no reason why I shouldn't give nature a helping hand in such places and plant native species such as elderberry, damson, blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, blueberry and hops. After all it will be mostly for the wild birds - and any home wine makers that can find them, and it would benefit the environment more than the local council is achieving around here. Would you consider doing the same? I'm sure future wine makers would appreciate it.