Hedgelaying Explained - National Hedgelaying Society
Tel: 01494 873980


BTCV Hedgerow Pack. BTCV 36 Mary's Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0EU.
Tel: 01491 839766
. Contains A6 leaflets on various aspects of hedgerows


BTCV Hedging -  A practical conservation handbook.  Available mail order
Tel: 01302 572200
Price £10.95 + p&p


RSPB Farm Hedges and their Management.  Other leaflets also available from RSPB
Tel: 01767 680551

5. CPRE Hedgerow Action Pack.  Available from CPRE Warwick House, 25 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PP
Tel: 0171 976 6433


Information and Survey.  Analysis of results is coordinated locally by Somerset representative Diana Pulvermacher
Tel: 01984 656635


FWAG Technical Advice Sheets - on various hedge topics, laying, planting, trimming, hedgerow trees, overgrown hedges.
Tel: 01823 355427
Clear practical advice written primarily for farmers

8. Management of Elm in Hedgerows - Taunton Deane Borough Council
Tel: 01823 326493
Explains the rise of Dutch Elm Disease and measures to safeguard Elm in hedges

9. Exmoor Hedges; a guide to management and restoration for farmers, landowners and contractors.
Exmoor National Park Authority - Tel: 01398 323665


Cornish Roadside Hedge Management - Cornwall County Council
Tel: 01872 222000
  Practical recommendations clearly stating legal duties for farmer/landowner

11. Devon's Hedges - Devon Hedge Group, FWAG, c/o MAFF, Clyst House, Winslade Park, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DY
Tel: 01392 266368
A4 format, informative and well presented

12. Hedgerows, Shropshire Wildlife Trust,
Tel: 01743 241691
General hedgerow information

13. Important Hedgerows in Somerset and Associated Rare Species - Compiled by SERC for Somerset County Council
Tel: 01823 355617

14. The Impacts of Hedge Management on Wildlife - Preliminary results for plants and insects - MJ Maudsley et al. IACR Long Ashton, Dept. Agricultural Sciences, University of Bristol. Aspects of Applied Biology, (2000) pp.389 (or from SHG)
Click here for a link to the Defra Project results as Guidelines for Hedge Management
15. Effects of Management on the Biodiversity of English Hedgerows - Marshall, Maudsley, West and Rowcliffe. Available from SHG

16. Treatments to Restore the Diversity of Herbaceous Flora of Hedgerows - Marshall, West and Maudsley. Available from SHG


Trees Matter - Tag Them - The Tree Council's Hedge Tree Campaign. Information and free tags from The Tree Council, 51 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6DY


Managing Elm for Hairstreak - Butterfly Convservation, The BV. Butterfly Cons. Soc. Ltd. Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QP


English Nature commissioned the production and testing of standard hedge assessment sheets recently. The techniques and handbook are avaialble on the EN website as .pdf files. Follow the link to the EN Publications page and seach for "hedge".


North Somerset Council: Good Practice Mangement Guide for Hedgerows and Scrub

Surveys and Recording forms:

a. Click here for the English Nature standard hedgerow recording form.
b. Chiselborough Parish Hedge Project - Student survey for South Somerset District Council.  Information held at SERC Tel: 01823 433889
c. Quantock Parishes Hedgerow Loss Study - Student survey for Somerset County Council. Contact Countryside Services Tel: 01823 354187
d. The Great Hedge Hunt, Avon Wildlife Trust, Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol, BS8 1DR Tel: 0117 926 8018 Report following hedge survey around Bristol
e. Hedgerow Recording Form - available from Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC) Tel: 01823 433889
f. Field Boundaries Project, Environmental Practice Team, Bath and North Somerset Council, Trimbridge House, Trim Street, Bath BA1 2XF Tel: 01225 477505

Advice Sheets - please click on the links below:

Creating New Trees from Existing Hedgerows

Planting Native Hedges