Manage hedgerows to benefit wildlife on farmland
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Hedgerows can be key habitats for farmland biodiversity, but they may need managing to maximize their value. Managing hedgerows to benefit wildlife involves one or more of the following management changes: reduce cutting frequency; reduce or avoid spraying; mow vegetation beneath hedgerows; fill gaps in hedges; coppice or lay to restore traditional hedge structure. See also Plant new or maintain existing hedgerows on farmland.