Hedgerow Survey Handbook: A standard procedure for local surveys in the UK
This Handbook sets out a standard way of recording hedgerows. Its focus is on the wildlife, or biodiversity, of hedgerows. We recognise that hedgerows are also important for farming, for the contribution they make to the beauty of ourcountryside, and historically and culturally. Surveys covering these aspects will,we hope, build on the methods given in this Handbook.The first edition of this Handbook, published in 2002, proved popular and was widely used. This second edition takes account of the feedback we have received, and many helpful suggestions for improvement. It also takes account of recent advances in our understanding of what a hedgerow looks like when it is in a good or ‘favourable condition’ for wildlife.