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  • There are three main ways this health-check aims to help improve the health of hedgerows.

    1.  The survey provides instant feedback on the health of each hedge surveyed, as well as placing it in the hedge management cycle and providing tailored management advice. This advice will help land managers keep their hedge in, or return their hedge to the healthy region of the hedge management cycle, ensuring it thrives and provides for our wildlife in the future.
    2.  The survey will collate data on a national scale that will reveal trends about hedge health. This will help us focus our conservation effort and messaging on these trends in the future.
    3.  As part of this survey we aim to raise the profile of hedgerows and their value both to our native wildlife and to us. We will showcase hedgerows as an asset, discussing how and why landowners should manage them to produce a bigger, better and more joined up network.

  • PTES Hedgerow Survey *

    Current Hedgerow Statistics

    Length of
    hedgerow surveyed

    547 km

    Average number of woody species
    reported per 30m

    3.6

    % hedges in each
    main structure category

    • 44.3 Overtrimmed
    • 27.8 Dense and managed
    • 21.5 Tall and overgrown
    • 6.3 Recently rejuvenated

    Average trees/100m

    17.9

    * Statistics contain results from historic assessment results in addition to current online hedgerow surveys.