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Hedges in urban areas

The bricks, concrete and tarmac of our built-up spaces are better for people and wildlife with the addition of diverse, healthy hedgerows. Our short video introduces their benefits and how changing the nations hedge habits could make a difference for our dwindling biodiversity.

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Hedges to meet urban challenges

Brief summary of research into the environmental benefits of particular hedge species in urban areas

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Tree and hedge planting – A step-by-step guide

This guide contains helpful tips and information about the main things to think about when planting trees and hedges

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Life On The Hedge – Secrets of The City

Hedgerows can play a huge part in keeping our towns and cities bursting with wildlife, whilst helping our physical and…

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Looking for something more specific?

The Hedge Hub is the 'go to' place for anyone seeking hedgerow learning and guidance, with over 400 searchable resources. You can also search the Research Database which has another 800+ research papers on hedgerow related topics.

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