Links For Information on Hedges, Cutting etc.
– working together for the UK’s hedgerows Hedgelink is the partnership
that brings everyone interested in hedgerows together, to share knowledge
and ideas, to encourage and inspire, and to work with farmers and other
land managers to conserve and enhance our hedgerow heritage. Visit www.hedgelink.org.uk
to find out more, including how to get your free copy of ‘A cut above
the rest’ – a dvd which highlights the importance of hedges and gives
practical hedgerow management advice.
National Hedge Laying Society - Aims to encourage the art of hedge laying
and keep local styles in existence. A good site covering the basics of
hedge laying, with some notes on regional styles. They run the National
Hedgelaying Championships each year. The
Blackdown Hills Hedge Association run coaches to this event every year.
Visit their website: Blackdown
Hills Hedge Association.
Valley Trees – Suppliers of native trees, shrubs and hedging.
Devon Hedge Group, with whom we co-ordinate Hedge Week.
Regional Biodiversity Partnership - Promoting biodiversity in South West
England. Details of Habitat Action Plans and Biodiversity Action Plans
in the South West. There are details of the Species-rich hedges action
Plan - SW.
of Cornish Hedgers was set up to promote the building of quality Cornish
hedges and thanks to Heritage Lottery funding they run an apprentice scheme
to keep this ancient craft alive.
Shop for training and certification for people working in rural based
industries (Agriculture, Horticulture, Arboriculture) throughout Somerset
and the West Country.
Arboricultural Information Exchange - The hedgerow category has links
to a number of useful organisations, relevant legislation and publications.
Hedgerows Regulation 1997, Statutory Instrument No. 1160.
Stone Walling Association.
West England branch; Contact: Kim Robinson, Tel: 01749 689037 (evenings);
professional hedgelayer provides information about hedges, hedgelaying
and how to find a hedgelayer. Includes a good section on hedges in our
landscape and the practicalities of laying, such as laying round corners
and root laying.
Hedge Advice Centre provides concise, impartial information, advice and
further resource on all aspects of the Nuisance Hedge Legislation which
appeared in Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 and became law
in June 2005. Unlike other sources of information, the Nuisance Hedge
Advice Centre caters for all interested parties, whether you're a hedge
owner, a neighbour of a hedge owner or a third party organisation offering
help and advice on high hedges and hedge cutting issues.
everything about hedges in Europe. Covers techniques, studies and advice
for planting and maintaining hedges. Includes a species section which
comprises a database of hedgerow species and their characteristics. There
is also a useful glossary of technical terms relating to hedgerow management.
Postcode Plant's Database of the Natural History Museum which generates
lists of native flora and fauna for any specified postal district in the
The bat conservation
manufacture a pioneering range of safety high hedge cutting platforms,
particularly for domestic use.
the Somerset County Council's Levels and Moors Project website.
The Levels & Moors Partnership Working together to benefit our rural livelihoods
and cultural landscapes. Initiatives that are being developed in the area
through the Levels and Moors Partnership
Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has a number of useful web
pages with advice for landowners on hedges.