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Hedgelink is an active partnership that meets regularly and works together in the interests of the UK’s hedgerows. It is made up of individuals and organisations with a particular interest in hedges.


ADAS is the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, policy advice and research and development.

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) are a national wildlife charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend.

CPRE The Countryside Charity

CPRE is the countryside charity that campaigns to promote, enhance and protect the countryside for everyone’s benefit, wherever they live.


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the UK.


The national FWAG Association represents local Farming & Wildlife Advisory Groups (FWAGs) across the UK. These groups have helped British farmers for over five decades by providing trusted, independent environmental advice.

Hedgerows Ireland

Hedgerows Ireland (previously the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland (HLAI)) is a not-for-profit group founded in 2004 by a group of Hedge Layers and other interested individuals. They are an All-Ireland organisation with Directors based both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. They are a member of the Irish Environmental Network and the Environmental Pillar and also receive funding from the Heritage Council.

National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union (NFU) represents more than 46,000 farming and growing businesses. Their purpose is to champion British agriculture and horticulture, to campaign for a stable and sustainable future for British farmers.

Natural England

Natural England is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It is responsible for ensuring that England's natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved.

Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales are a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. Their core purpose is to pursue the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) and apply the SMNR principles as set out in the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.


NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency. They work to improve the natural environment in Scotland and inspire everyone to care more about it.

Peoples Trust For Endangered Species

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is a charitable organisation that exists to promote the conservation of rare or declining species and habitats in the UK and worldwide through monitoring, public engagement, education, and through the funding of conservation projects and research.


The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a charitable organisation founded in 1889. It works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, petitions and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom.

The National Hedgelaying Society

The National Hedgelaying Society is the only charity dedicated to maintaining the traditional skills of hedgelaying and encouraging the sympathetic management of hedgerows for wildlife and landscape.

The Tree Council

The Tree Council is a charity and umbrella body bringing everyone together with a shared mission to care for trees and our planet’s future. We inspire and empower organisations, government, communities and individuals with the knowledge and tools to create positive, lasting change at a national and local level.

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the United Kingdom and is concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage.