British Countryside Farm Hedging - BN11 Scheme


Welcome to our guide on native farm hedging, a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to enhance biodiversity, protect crops, and contribute to the overall health of agricultural landscapes. Native hedgerows not only provide a natural barrier but also create habitats for beneficial organisms, support pollinators, and improve soil health.

Benefits of Native Farm Hedging

  1. Biodiversity Enhancement: Native hedgerows promote biodiversity by providing habitats for various plants, insects, birds, and small mammals. This rich diversity creates a balanced ecosystem that helps control pests naturally and supports overall farm health.
  2. Soil Conservation: The roots of native hedging plants help bind soil particles, reducing erosion and improving water retention. This not only protects the topsoil but also contributes to better water management on the farm.
  3. Windbreaks and Microclimate Regulation: Native hedges act as effective windbreaks, reducing the impact of strong winds on crops. Additionally, they create microclimates by providing shade and shelter, leading to more stable temperature and humidity levels.
  4. Pollinator Support: Many native hedge plants, such as flowering shrubs, attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. This aids in the pollination of crops, increasing yields and promoting a healthier agricultural environment.
  5. Aesthetic Appeal: Native hedging adds visual appeal to farmland, creating a more attractive and diverse landscape.

Establishing and Maintaining Native Hedgerows

  1. Site Preparation: Proper site preparation is crucial for successful hedgerow establishment. Clear the area of weeds and debris, and ensure good soil preparation.
  2. Planting Techniques: Follow recommended planting guidelines for each species. Pay attention to spacing, depth, and appropriate planting times to maximise the chances of successful establishment.
  3. Regular Maintenance: Regular pruning, watering, and monitoring for pests or diseases are essential for a healthy and thriving hedgerow. Maintenance practices may vary depending on the selected plant species.

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