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  • Yes! In fact re-surveying a hedge actually gives us more information as not only does it tell us about the hedge health, but whether this is generally improving, declining or largely staying the same.

    We suggest a hedge that is surveyed every 5 years should give us enough information to understand it’s trajectory, so if you see any hedges on the map near you that have been surveyed 5 years or more ago, we would be very grateful if you re-surveyed them, whether you did the original survey or not.

    Also, if a hedge has had a dramatic structural change it would be great to get an updated survey. This includes if a hedge has been layed, if hedgerow trees have been felled or if any of the structure has died through disease or mismanagement.

  • PTES Hedgerow Survey

    Current Hedgerow Statistics

    Length of
    hedgerow surveyed

    545 km

    Average number of woody species
    reported per 30m


    % hedges in each
    main structure category

    • 52.5 Overtrimmed
    • 27.1 Dense and managed
    • 13.6 Tall and overgrown
    • 6.8 Recently rejuvenated

    Average trees/100m