What can I do to help Hedgerow Biodiversity?

If you are concerned about any activities in your area that are destructive to hedgerows, you can report details to the Gardaí or your local Wildlife Ranger, whose number will be in the telephone directory

  • When planting a new hedge it is important to use native species grown from native seed sources. Where possible, use seeds that have been locally sourced
  • If you have hedgerows on your property, you should consider appropriate management techniques. Without appropriate regenerative management we will lose many of our hedges to old age in the near future. The traditional craft of hedge-laying is an effective method of rejuvenation. Information about appropriate hedgerow management can be found on the Teagasc Website

For more information on Hedgerows including interesting species associated with hedgerows, how to manage hedgerows properly, the threats to hedgerows and the legislation that protects them download Notice Nature Hedgerows Factsheet

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