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Hedge cutting: answers to 18 common questions

Guidance for farmers and land managers on how often to cut hedges.

Year of Publication2007

Prepared on behalf of the Steering Group for the UK Biodiversity Action Plan for Hedgerows, this document is intended to help farmers and other land managers make decisions about how often to cut hedges. It will also help improve the wider rural community’s understanding of hedge management. In particular, this document focuses on the practicalities and environmental benefits of hedge cutting every two or three years, rather than every year.

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