Hedgerows - History and Benefits

Hedgerows are critical for biodiversity, providing a home, food and protection to a wide range of species. They are declining across the UK and 1/3 are in a bad condition.


At Horsenden Farm in Ealing, NW London, the team are planting hedgerows to provide:

- stock proofing

- fruit for animals and produce such a syrups and jams

- habitat for wildlife.


Here is a little background about hedgerows: why they are critical to biodiversity, act as carbon sinks and provide critical flood protection.


I would love to hear if you know about wonderful, species rich hedgerows in your part of London, or to encourage you to get/encourage planting.


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