The Importance of Hedegrows


This week is national hedgerow week.

If you need a boundary, or some shelter please plant a hedge and this is why:

  • They are a home for wildife providing shelter and food.
  • The are a transport corridoor for animals trying to get from one habitat to another, even for bats and brirds who follow them so they know where they are going.
  • Native hedges are the most widespread semi-natural habitat in the UK, they support a large diversity of flora and fauna.
  • They act as a carbon sink.
  • They clean the air next to your home.

Choose a hedge work for your garden. It doesn not need to be native. A hedge of roses, laurel or a beech hedge. It’s up to you. Just go green.