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May 29 - June 6

Talk to the Hedge.

Open up to hedgerows this summer

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Hedgerows are hidden heroes nestled within our towns, cities and countryside. They absorb carbon and air pollution, provide wildlife habitats and make us feel better with their lush greenery.

Hedges are home to roughly 80% of our woodland birds

But to get everyone passionate about hedgerows, we need people to notice these leafy lovelies growing right under our noses.

So in this first National Hedgerow Week, we’re calling on people to get curious about their local hedges, and asking them to #TalkToTheHedge with our fun and informative guide to chatting to hedges.

Support hedges.

If you can’t plant hedgerows yourself, let us do it for you by making a donation to The Tree Council’s ‘Pledge a Hedge’ campaign and help us champion hedgerows into the future. Donate £15 and you’ll be helping us to plant 1metre of fantastic hedgerow.

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Since 1945 the UK has lost 50% of its hedges

National Hedgerow Week is part of the Close the Gap programme, brought to you by The Tree Council & Partners

Find out more about the partners of the Close the Gap programme.

Close the Gap is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.