We run two different hedgerow surveys, each with a slightly different focus and outcomes.
Healthy Hedgerows is a rapid hedgerow health checking survey. With just a handful of questions, this hedgerow health-checker will place each hedge you survey in the lifecycle and give you instant management options. It has been designed for farmers and landowners that want to understand their whole hedge network and create a hedge management plan at the farm scale.
The Great British Hedgerow Survey offers a more in depth assessment of our hedgerows. Each survey takes a little more time, but generates more detailed feedback both in terms of the hedgerow health and management advice. The Great British Hedgerow Survey can be done by anyone interested in hedgerow health, but is particularly suited to wildlife groups, hedge groups and other volunteer groups.
Both Healthy Hedgerows and the Great British Hedgerows Survey help build an important picture of the health of hedgerows nationwide. Understanding the condition of our hedges gives us the best chances of helping restore them.