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Briefing Sheet: Hedgerows


An exploration of the benefits hedgerows provide the surrounding environment and the impacts of hedgerow management


The environmental value of hedgerows is now well recognised, but media reports often allude to their loss across the countryside, with the impression that this is both ongoing and also the cause of wildlife declines. This briefing sheet explores the importance of hedgerows to the landscape and its wildlife, earlier losses, and current trends in the UK, along with the impact of hedgerow management.

Author(s): Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Publisher: What the Science Says

Platform: What the Science Says

Not linked to qualification
Informational learning

Suitable for:

not suitable for Children, schools, families
not suitable for General public, gardeners, ramblers, armchair-enthusiasts etc
suitable for Professional interest in hedge management or surveying


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