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Hedgerow Management - Carbon, Conservation & Compliance

At a time of increasing concern over climate change and biodiversity decline hedges offer farmers, crofters and landowners the opportunity to enhance farm natural capital reserves without compromising productive farmland or creating new farm habitats. Creation and management of these important linear features can have a series of important benefits, not simply to farmland biodiversity but also improving livestock productivity, farmland biosecurity and increasing resilience to climate change.  In the series “Hedges – Carbon, Conservation & Compliance” we have  developed a range of materials to aid and inform decision making. These materials include Technical Note  (TN738); a podcast with countryside manager Nigel Adams, and a video highlighting some of the benefits and important factors to consider when managing farmland hedges

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