Event from Moor Meadows group in Devon:
Native hedgerows can play a major role in helping nature recovery and mitigating climate change. The government wants the post-Brexit agricultural subsidy system to encourage farmers and landowners to better maintain hedges to meet these aims.
Hedgerows can prevent flooding, soil erosion and are important carbon stores. They provide dispersal corridors across the countryside and are vital to the survival of much farmland wildlife. A well managed healthy hedge can become an amazing ecosystem, with an astounding species-richness, providing shelter, nesting habitat, wildflowers and berries for a wide range of wildlife.
Many priority species for conservation action are associated with hedgerows.
Join Moor Meadows online tonight to discover:
How to manage a hedge as a wildlife habitat. How the wrong kind of management can lead to hedges losing much of their value for wildlife and a reduction in the longevity of the hedge. How and when to rejuvenate a hedge.