When it comes to hedges it is important to remember the three Cs: Carbon, Conservation & Compliance. Hedges dominate the farmed landscape of many parts of Scotland. At a time in which agriculture as a sector is coming under increasing pressure to provide “public good”, hedges
can be an obvious feature with scope for widescale uptake, particularly for farms where maintaining a high level of productivity is important or where there are minimal woodland opportunities. Hedges also act as wildlife corridors and can go a long way to enhancing and connecting isolated native habitats on farms, building resilience to climate change, sequestering carbon and acting as a means of meeting various regulatory obligations.
For more information watch our Hedges – Cultivating, Cutting & Carbon Capture video
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