Trees Matter - Tag Them
Hedge trees are traditionally part of the UK landscape and havens for wildlife. Yet, of an estimated 1.8 million hedge trees, nearly a third are over a century old and may disappear from the landscape at any time over the next 25 years. Without an immediate effort to establish new hedge trees, there will be profound changes to the UK landscape and its biodiversity.
With the help of its 8,000 Tree Wardens and over 180 member organisations - including many Local Authorities- The Tree Council has launched a countrywide Hedge Tree Campaign supported by Network Rail. This will increase the awareness of why hedge trees matter, halt their decline and help the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) meet an important National Biodiversity Action Plan target - to ensure there is no net loss of hedgerow trees in the UK.
Hedgerow Saplings Matter
One way to grow the hedge trees of the future is to mark saplings with easy-to-see tags. To obtain free hedge tree tags (while stocks last), please contact us.
This project will form an important part of our Hedge Tree Campaign as it will encourage people to use and value their local hedges.
For more information about why hedges are important go to Hedgelink. This website also has information on the UK's native hedges, hedgerow conservation and hedge management.