THE HEDGEROW PROJECT
Tackling the Issue
Hedgerows provide vital wildlife corridors connecting habitats, and their varied trees and shrubs support a wide range of species. Hedgerows are also a key landscape feature, and if well managed they help reduce soil erosion, provide flood defence, and sequester carbon.
We have started by mapping where the hedges are in the Parish and are obtaining permission from landowners for us to survey hedges on their land. We have recruited and trained a team of volunteers to carry out the survey using the P.T.E.S. (People's Trust for Endangered Species) guidelines, and are in the process of conducting the survey. This will enable us to get a picture of the condition of the hedgerows, and for a plan to be put together on how we can help improve the condition of existing hedgerows and hopefully to plant new ones.
If you are interested in helping with this project or have any questions please contact us.