The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

February 2013

Publication type:

Position statement



Hedges and hedgerows position statement, February 2013

The Woodland Trust believes hedgerows should be protected and conserved, particularly those that contain ancient woodland features or ancient trees.

A new hedge cannot replace an ancient hedgerow and its important relict features, which cannot return once lost.

This position statement presents:

  • our view across five key points
  • six actions we are committed to in defence of our precious hedgerows.
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