leicestershire landscape with hedgerows

The Tree Council & Partners receive grant of £1.8m from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund for hedgerow project

Close the Gap is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund. It is an 18-month programme focused on achieving bigger, healthier, better-connected hedgerows. British hedgerows have immense biodiversity, wildlife, carbon-capture and heritage value. However, hedgerows are often overlooked. Between 1998 and 2007 the total…