Restore hedgerows to create a long-lasting wildlife corridor.
We will look to restore the hedgerows within the site following the recommended restoration management outlined below. The numbers referred to are from the diagram below:
Gapping up (Hedgerow Number 1)
This hedgerow will be planted with additional shrubs and the large outgrown coppice stools retained in their current form to provide dense cover for nesting birds. Planting up gaps will act to promote the structural integrity of the hedge as they mature. Once mature (e.g. after at least 5-years) the hedge can be coppiced or laid to rejuvenate.
Laying / coppicing (Hedgerow Number 2 and 3)
These hedgerows have frequent healthy stems of more than 4m in height. We will lay these using traditional techniques and coppiced. This management will stimulate a prolonged duration of dense bushy growth.
Trimming (Hedgerow Number 1, 2 and 3)
Following the above management interventions, we will trim all hedges under a rotational regime