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.
- Which type of survey should I use?
- How do I identify the woody species?
- Do I need a landowners permission to survey a hedgerow?
- How often can I survey my Hedgerow?
- What do the different ratings mean?
- Survey guidelines
- Can I survey a hedge that has already been surveyed?
- How do I know what is the ‘start’ and ‘end’ of a hedge? They are all connected!
- How will this help hedgerows?
- What time of year is it best to survey hedges?