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Topic: Hedgerow


In the News (Fri 18 Apr 14)

  
  UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
If the hedgerow is important according to criteria set by Ministers, the authority may prohibit its removal by issuing a hedgerow retention notice.
It was charged with making recommendations on how the new system of hedgerow protection might be strengthened and was asked, in particular, to look at whether local authorities should be given more time to respond to hedgerow removal notices and how the criteria defining "important" hedgerows might be improved and simplified.
In addition, the percentage of hedgerows currently protected under the criteria (estimated at about 20% in England and Wales, though the impact of the criteria varies in different parts of the country) is considered low.
www.defra.gov.uk /wildlife-countryside/hedgerow97/index.htm   (2662 words)

  
  EPAT: The "Ramp Pay"/Agroforestry Hedgerow Technical Innovation
The purpose of the hedgerow is three-fold: 1) to support the structure and thus protect the accumulated sediment and moisture; 2) to reduce labor investments by avoiding the annual reconstruction of the "ramp" after decay and; 3) to provide livestock forage material during the dry season.
Where hedgerows are installed, and are mature enough to harvest, the lopped material is commonly used for livestock fodder rather than on-site green manure.
The hedgerow (agroforestry adaptation of the "ramp pay") was adopted at a slower rate -- 4160 linear meters the first year and 6568 the second.
www.wisc.edu /epat/.forest/.soil-cons/.format/.ramp-pay.html   (2410 words)

  
 King Conservation District | Publications | Fish and Wildlife Enhancement | Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary| Hedgerows farm ...
Hedgerows provide a windbreak during winter months that can significantly reduce stress on animals while lowering their energy requirements.
Hedgerows grown for restraining livestock, for example, should be planted with 70-95% thorny species.
This style of hedgerow is good for visual and noise barriers, beside a road, or as a boundary not bordered by another stock or arable field.
www.kingcd.org /pub_fis_hed.htm   (1777 words)

  
 Wild Acres: Hedgerows - Wildlife and Heritage Service
A hedgerow can consist of a simple row of trees and shrubs or a pyramid of plant heights, from low grasses and flowers to tall trees.
A pyramid type of hedgerow is best for wildlife, with tall trees in the middle and bushy shrubs on either side followed by dense, low-growing plants.
To be sure your hedgerow will have a variety of plant growth stages, selectively cut the trees in the hedge every five years.
www.dnr.maryland.gov /wildlife/wahedgerows.asp   (613 words)

  
 Hedgerow regulations 1997 - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Garden hedges and former hedgerows that have grown to a line of trees are not covered by the regulations.
To qualify as 'important', a hedgerow must be at least 30 years old and meet at least one of the following eight criteria, which identify hedgerows of particular archaeological, historical, wildlife and landscape value.
The hedgerow runs alongside a bridleway, footpath, road used as a public path or a byway open to all traffic, and includes at least four woody species, on average, in a 30 metre length and has at least two associated features.
www.rspb.org.uk /countryside/legalissues/hedge_protection/regulations.asp   (1009 words)

  
 Managing for the Ideal Hedgerow   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hedgerows may be used as nest sites, song posts, feeding sites, cover from predators, roosting sites or corridors for movement.
The objective of REPS in relation to hedgerows is to maintain them in the interest of stock control, wildlife and scenic appearance.
Cutting a stemmy hedgerow at 2’-3’ is not advisable, as it will produce bushy growth at this height, leaving a gappy base.
www.client.teagasc.ie /environment/press-articles/todays_farm/archive/2001/managing_for_ideal_hedgerow.asp   (1311 words)

  
 Suburban Hedgerow
These modern hedgerows are also about 20 feet wide and are designed to prevent erosion, protect wildlife, prevent wind damage and reduce snow buildup.
The suburban hedgerow is a strip with small shade trees and flowering trees, and maybe an evergreen or two.
A suburban hedgerow does not have to be established all in one year.
www.yardener.com /SuburbanHedgerow.html   (644 words)

  
 Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve
Frogs and garter snakes forage for insects and slugs from the shelter of hedgerows.
Hedgerows provide excellent habitat for bumblebees, which are necessary for pollinating clover and other cover crops.
Try to avoid breaks or openings in the hedgerow — these spaces are hazardous for many of the hedgerow residents due to easier access by larger predators.
www.nps.gov /ebla/hedgerows/hedgerows.htm   (948 words)

  
 Hedgerow Theatre :: gophila.com - The Official Visitor Site for Greater Philadelphia
Hedgerow is 1.5 miles from downtown Media, an old-fashioned county seat with an operating trolley, antique shops and several restaurants — a great place to park and simply walk around.
Hedgerow Theatre, located in an idyllic suburban setting in an atmospheric old building, is the oldest local continuously operating theater in the area.
Hedgerow offers the opportunity to watch emerging actors grow under the mentoring experience of veteran actors and directors.
www.gophila.com /C/Countryside/382/Delaware_County/243/U/Hedgerow_Theatre/223.html   (301 words)

  
 AWF - Magazine - Hedgerows: The Backbone of Habitat
Hedgerows, fence rows and for that matter, most long narrow bands of mixed vegetation are important to the survival of many species of wildlife including quail.
Hedgerows may vary in length from a few feet to many miles and may be straight or curved.
Man-made hedgerows are usually at the edge of fields that have been cleared for agricultural use or have been intentionally planted for wildlife or aesthetic value.
www.alabamawildlife.org /stewardship/magazine_issues/winter98_hedgerows.asp   (1337 words)

  
 Our History
Hedgerow Theatre has its roots in the early 20th Century artisan/craftsman movement, which valued individual-expression in contrast to the impersonal nature of the Industrial Age.
The Hedgerow Foundation was established as an entity governing funds raised for purposes of rebuilding the theatre.
Reed brought a passion to focus the artistic and educational center of Hedgerow for specific benefit to the greater Philadelphia area.
www.hedgerowtheatre.org /ourHistory.php   (468 words)

  
 Naturenet: Hedgerows
Hedgerows in the countryside, and their conservation, is a quite different subject from the management and regulation of hedges around houses, and, more specifically, between neighbours.
Hedgerows on or adjacent to the following:A hedgerow is 'a row of bushes forming a hedge, with the trees growing in it'.
In the meantime, you are recommended to obtain The Hedgerow Regulations 1997, a guide to the law and good practice (pdf 70kb), published by the Department of the Environment in 1997.
www.naturenet.net /trees/hedgerow   (1709 words)

  
 County Durham Hedgerow Partnership
The results of a national survey of hedgerows suggest that for the first time in many years there is reason to be optimistic about the future of these key landscape features.
In County Durham we are particularly concerned with the issue of dereliction in hedgerows, extensive losses are occurring as a result of the steady increase in the appearance of and increasing extent of gaps in existing hedgerows.
Hedgerow trees are also in decline; those which survive are now nearing the end of their lives and few new saplings escape the mechanical flail to grow on into trees for the next generation.
www.durham.gov.uk /durhamcc/usp.nsf/pws/ETS+Projects+-+County+Durham+Hedgerow+Partnership   (712 words)

  
 Hedgerow Oak Trees: Their Potential and Future - Chapter 2
Opinions stated in the literature on the subject differ greatly, but to gain a better understanding of the issues involved the history of the hedgerow tree will be recounted.
Each hedgerow was made up of several different strata, which could be easily distinguished.
Hedgerow trees are also felled to gain land, to generate capital or because they have lost their agricultural function (Countryside Commission, 1974).
www.robibrad.demon.co.uk /oak_chap2.htm   (705 words)

  
 Hedgerow Survey
As part of the RSPB Hedgerow Bird Survey conducted in 1988, characteristics were recorded for a sample of hedgerows but this data was not used by those working on the estate at the time.
The basic characteristics of hedgerows were recorded on a simple form derived from a pilot sheet drawn up by John Clarke, which facilitated easy entry into a computer for analysis.
Hedgerow width was estimated for both the base of the hedge, at roughly 1m from the ground and for the top in order to quantify shape.
www.kemerton.org /hedgerow_survey.htm   (749 words)

  
 Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre – Hedgerow Inventory Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hedgerows Regulations 1997, introduced in June 1997, were designed to protect ‘important’ hedgerows in the countryside.
The Sussex Hedgerow Habitat Action Plan commits us to testing methods for identifying ancient/species-rich hedgerows, collating information on interesting hedgerows for targeting of grants and advice, and to identifying the extent of our ancient/species-rich hedgerows by the end of 2010.
Full hedgerow survey form in PDF format (79Kb), or Full hedgerow survey form in Word format (376Kb) are available here, together with the Full survey guidance notes in Word format (18Kb).
www.sxbrc.org.uk /projects/hedgerows   (969 words)

  
 Hedgerow removal - Hedgerowremoval   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hedgerow removal is part of the transition of arable land from low intensity to high-intensity farming.
The removal of hedgerows gives larger fields making the sowing and harvesting of crops easier, faster and cheaper, and giving a larger area to grow the crops, increasing yield and profits.
Hedgerows serve as important wildlife corridors, especially in the United Kingdom where they link the country's fractured ancient woodland.
www.kopete.org /Hedgerow-removal.html   (239 words)

  
 Hedgerow inhabitants
Well managed hedgerows which are wide and tall provide birds with good nesting sites, food all year round and song posts during the breeding season.
Butterflies use hedgerows throughout the seasons, from bathing in summer sunshine to sheltering in the winter.
Hedgerows contain a wide variety of shrubs and plants that would have normally been found in traditional habitats.
www.leics.gov.uk /chi_hedgerow_inhabitants.htm   (555 words)

  
 countryside - A Guide to Hedgerow Regulations
If your hedgerow is 20 metres or more in length, permission is required to remove it.
Hedgerows can have a gap of up to 20 metres and still be considered whole hedgerows.
To be designated as 'important' and qualify for retention, the hedge must be at least 30 years old and meet at least one of 8 criteria laid down in the regulations.
www.braintree.gov.uk /Braintree/leisure/countryside/A+Guide+to+Hedgerow+Regulations.htm   (618 words)

  
 Carlisle City Council - 1997 Hedgerow Regulations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1997 Hedgerow Regulations came into force on the 1 June 1997 and require that the Council is notified of the intention to remove an agricultural hedgerow.
Removal of an agricultural hedgerow without the consent of the Council or in defiance of a Hedgerow retention notice is a criminal offence.
hedgerow removal application form which should be filled in and sent back to the Local Plans and Conservation Section.
www.carlisle.gov.uk /carlislecc/main.asp?page=1444   (198 words)

  
 Pendle Borough Council - Hedgerow Regulations - Hedgerow Regulations 1997
Hedgerows are distinctive features of the countryside, contributing positively to landscape character and wildlife habitat.
The Hedgerow Regulations were made under section 87 of the Environment Act 1995 and came into operation on 1 June 1997.
The hedgerow is then inspected and if it meets one or more of the strict criteria under the Hedgerow regulations, it is deemed to be "important".
www.pendle.gov.uk /site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=390   (726 words)

  
 Statutory Instrument 1997 No. 1160
(10) Where a hedgerow is or is to be removed by or on behalf of a relevant utility operator from land of which it is not the owner, paragraph (1)(a) shall apply as though the reference to the owner were instead a reference to the relevant utility operator.
The hedgerow marks the boundary, or part of the boundary, of at least one historic parish or township; and for this purpose "historic" means existing before 1850.
To facilitate the protection of those hedgerows, the Regulations apply to a wider class of hedgerows, described in regulation 3 (in particular to hedgerows which are 20 metres or more long or which meet another hedgerow at each end and which, in each case, are on or adjacent to land used for certain specified purposes).
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1997/19971160.htm   (5603 words)

  
 Hedgerow Assistant   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They provided a set of criteria against which individual hedgerows could be evaluated, to determine their protection status.
Hedgerow Assistant is an expert system, designed to guide you through the evaluation process.
By answering a series of questions Hedgerow Assistant will quickly enable you to determine whether your hedge is protected by statute.
www.pisces-conservation.com /softhedge.html   (98 words)

  
 The Hedgerow Debate
This article outlines the importance of British hedgerows to the different species using them, why we have had a decline in hedgerows and what we are doing to prevent further decline of this important ecosystem.
The hedgerow is a species rich habitat, not only providing lodgings, shelter, food, and protection against predators, but also acting as a barrier to erosion and a stabiliser for the soil.
A hedgerow not only provides a shelter away from the elements and a hungry predator, but also acts as a corridor between other habitats, from woodland to woodland, or from a urban garden to a local park.
www.wildlifebritain.com /thehedgerowdebate.php   (675 words)

  
 Durham Biodiversity Partnership : Hedgerow Partnership
For centuries, hedgerows have been an important part of the Durham landscape from the dales to the coast.
The Durham Hedgerow Partnership, made up of local authorities, farmers, landowners and nature conservation organisations, was set up in 1997 to tackle the problem of hedgerow loss.
The condition of hedgerows, how well they are being managed, how good they are for wildlife and so on, will be assessed by measuring the hedge dimensions, the number of isolated trees in different age categories, and the species they contain.
www.durhambiodiversity.org.uk /hedgerowpartnership.htm   (387 words)

  
 Hedgerow Property Management
In addition to Hedgerow Property Management, Mary is the Broker of Record for Napa Valley Community Housing, a non-profit organization that manages low and moderate-income housing in Napa Valley.
Since its inception, Hedgerow Property Management has developed into one of the largest property management firms in the area and has the fastest growth rate of any local firm.
Mary is the Broker of Record for Hedgerow Property Management and for Napa Valley Community Housing, a non-profit organization managing low and moderate-income housing in Napa Valley.
www.hedgerowproperty.com /about.html   (468 words)

  
 Hedgerow permissions and retention notices - Dacorum Borough Council
Two years from either the date of the authority's written permission or the ending of the 6 week period.
It is a criminal offence to deliberately remove a hedgerow without permission.
The replacement hedgerow is automatically "important" for 30 years after it has been planted.
www.dacorum.gov.uk /Default.aspx?page=3171   (197 words)

  
 WCBC: Trees and Hedgerow Grants
Trees and hedgerows are a traditional and visually important feature of the Wrexham Countryside.
The application must relate to an existing hedgerow or be based on the line of a former hedgerow.
Trees must be planted along hedgerows or in fields and field corners, either singly or in groups of no more than 5 trees.
www.wrexham.gov.uk /english/planning_portal/biodiversity/treeandhedgerowgrants.htm   (469 words)

  
 The Books: Philistines at the Hedgerow by Steven Gaines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Both a contemporary portrait of the Hamptons and a historical narrative, Philistines at the Hedgerow is filled with tales of pirate treasure, a witch-hunt, and the many beguiling eccentricities of the Hamptons today.
Ultimately, Philistines at the Hedgerow is an insider's depiction of a unique cultural phenomenon: the rapturous embodiment of the American dream in a magical place.
Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons is the first-ever social history of the most exclusive and unusual enclave in America.
www.twbookmark.com /books/11/0316309079/index.html   (325 words)

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