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Assessing hedgerow characteristics within Countryside Survey 2000

Defra project BD1901


This report provides data analyses and initial interpretation of hedgerow data arising from Countryside Survey 2000. Data are presented from hedgerow diversity plots, D-plots; these are 30 m lengths of hedge, ten recorded at random positions within all 1 km sample squares in England and Wales during 1998-99. Woody species and gaps were recorded to estimate their contribution to the total length of hedge in each plot. Width and height were also recorded. Data are also presented on hedgerow trees, observed across each square in 1990 and 1998 as either individual trees or lines of trees.

Author(s): Barr, CJ, Stuart, RC, Smart, SM, Firbank, LG

Journal: Defra project BD1901

Year: 2001