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Hedgerows - Don't Cut Them Out!

verge and hedge

We are committed to protecting hedgerows and dry stone walls - features which give beauty and character to rural landscapes and are valuable habitats for wildlife. Their patterns stitch the characteristic patchwork quilt over the countryside and they are intimately connected with our history and ancestors. We have long campaigned for better protection for hedgerows, and continue to do so, as described in our new booklet...

Hedgerows - Don't Cut Them Out (38 page booklet - PDF: 3Mb)

Hedgerows (national campaign)

Verges - A Beautiful Sight

verge with flowers

The verges of our country lanes and roads are often a beautiful sight in the Spring - full of a rich diversity of wild flowers. Their importance has been further increased by the recent phasing out of set aside and the continuing decline in the length of managed hedgerows.

However, most of Hampshire's verges are mown by contractors in the late spring and in the autumn, primarily for road safety reasons.

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This page last updated 12th April 2011.

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