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Guide
Rural
From: Defra

Sustainable Farming Initiative: Hedgerows Standard

Pilot 2021

Government guide on the standard for hedgerows, who’s eligible and how much you can get paid

Free
Informational learning
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Audience level: Professional
Guide
Rural
From: People's Trust for Endangered Species

Hedgerow Structure

A breakdown of the structure of a hedge and the role that the parts of a hedge has on local wildlife

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Informational learning
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Audience level: GeneralProfessional
Guide
Rural
From: South Devon Woodfuel Hub

Hedges for Heat

This guidance outlines how farmers can manage hedges to produce renewable energy, generate revenue and improve hedge health

Free
Informational learning
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Audience level: Professional
Guide
Rural

Hedgerows and Hedgerow Trees

Wood Wise: Woodland Conservation News

Special issue of the Woodland Conservation News magazine on hedgerows and hedgerow trees

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Informational learning
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Audience level: GeneralProfessional
Guide
Rural
From: Natural England

Hedge cutting: answers to 18 common questions

This document will aid farmers and land managers in making informed decisions on how to cut hedges

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Informational learning
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Audience level: Professional
Guide
Rural
From: Orchard Publications

The Living History of our hedgerows

A guide to dating hedgerows

A survey of British Hedgerows and identification guide to hedgerow plants

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Informational learning
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Audience level: General
Guide
Garden, Rural, Urban
From: Hedgelink

Protecting young trees

How to make the best choice for your planting project

This guide provides information on tree protection measures (e.g. shelters, guards, spirals, tubes or fencing) to help you determine a suitable approach when designing planting…

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Informational learning
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Audience level: General
Website
Rural

The Blackdown Hills Hedge Association

This association is dedicated to preserving the craft of hedgelaying and other related skills in the Blackdown Hills are of national beauty

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Informational learning
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Audience level: GeneralProfessional
Course
Rural, Urban
From: City & Guilds NPTC

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Hedge Trimmers

Training course on operating either hand-held or tractor-mounted hedge trimming tools safely

May require purchase
Practical learning
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Audience level: Professional
Book - Hardcover
Rural
From:  Elena Mannion

The Happy Hedgerow

Illustrated children's story about the role of hedges and trees on farmland and how wildlife depend on them

May require purchase
Informational learning
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Audience level: Children