17. Hedgerows

17. Hedgerows

The hedgerow here has recently been laid by partially cutting through the stems and laying them in a more horizontal position this encourages new and more dense growth.

Hedgerow laying is a traditional, sustainable method of woodland management.

Hedgerows play an important role for wildlife as a source of food, nesting location and as wildlife corridors.

They act as safe paths for wildlife to move along between separated habitats.

Dormice use hedgerows to move from one woodland to another in search of food and mates.

Having well connected habitats can lead to healthier populations of species.

Jackie RobyComment