Hedgerows and NFM
Hedgerows are important features of our farmed environment, providing shelter and food to more species than any other habitat type.
They also play an important role in flood mitigation, helping to slow the passage of surface water, and increase absorption of water into the ground.
We have undertaken analyses to help us understand where the best places for new hedgerows are, and also where historic hedgerows once existed.
We have been working with landowners and smallholders across the Ouse, and have funding in place to support more hedgerow planting over the next couple of years. If you are interested in taking up our offers please get in touch!
• Funded between 60% - 80% depending on location
• Minimum length 100 m
• Advice on maintenance and care provided
• Help with planting available
• To link other habitat patches (i.e. between woodlands)
• Across hill slope or floodplain
• Down hill from arable fields
• To restore defunct hedge
To fill gaps in existing hedgerow
• Where Hazel dormouse has been recorded
• All hedgerows comprised of a 5 woody species mix - designed to provide maximum benefits for wildlife and a tree every 6 m.
• All plants are supplied via the Woodland Trust from native stock
• All hedgerows are supplied with spirals and canes (to prevent mammal browsing)
• Based on 5 plants per metre
• Deliveries between November and March