Hedgerow Management


We provide a comprehensive range of services to maintain and enhance your hedgerow, hedgerow trees and their immediate surroundings.


Hedgerow surveys: What’s there and how we can improve it

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New planting: From rural native species mix hedges to formal garden hedges

Restoration of existing hedges: Coppicing, hedgelaying, pollarding and planting up gaps

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Hedge cutting

Tree surgery: Crown lifting, dead wooding, reductions


Hedgerows are an important part of the landscape in the UK, and provide an important habitat for many plant and animal species in agricultural areas. They have a particular significance in areas where semi-natural woodlands are scarce.

The structure and content of a hedge can vary considerably over different regions, although most hedges can be best described as a line of woody vegetation that has been subject to management so that trees no longer take their natural shape.

Hedgerows are listed as a Priority Habitat in the UK and have a biodiversity action plan under the United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP).

Hedges are planted for various reasons:
• To mark a boundary between different land ownership
• To form a screen around buildings or unsightly objects
• Provide shelter and containment of livestock
• To act as a windbreak to protect high value horticultural field grown crops
• To help reduce soil erosion
• Regulate drainage
• To act as a conservation hedge, linking fragmented habitats


For all other information on hedgerows in general including school educational packs please visit the Hedgelink website at www.hedgelink.org.uk.



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