The FWAG SW Hedgerow Project, in partnership with the Woodland Trust, has officially started and their target is to plant 15,000 metres of hedgerow across the 6 counties of the South West (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire) by the end of April 2017.
The Woodland Trust is offering an 80% grant on hedgerow plants and trees including guards exclusively through the project. There is a minimum length of 100m and a maximum length of 1,500m per holding. The hedgerow species mix planted will be the ‘standard mix’ for lowland areas, and the ‘South West upland mix’ for upland areas.
Both mixes include 5% standard hedgerow trees of your choice, enough for one every 6m with a 1.2m tube and stake. It is suggested that hedgerow trees are planted approximately every 20 metres along the hedge with the remaining trees planted across the rest of the holding.
The Woodland Trust will provide the hedging plants from their nursery using UK sourced and grown stock. Furher information:
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