Planting, protecting and restoring the UK’s iconic, carbon-busting hedgerows

Close the Gap is a new programme focused on achieving bigger, healthier, better-connected hedgerows through planting and ‘gapping up’, gathering and sharing knowledge to improve hedgerow management, improving supplies of future hedgerow trees through local seed nurseries and by engaging the public with our important hedgerow heritage.

National Hedgerow Week

29 May – 6 June 2021

To get everyone involved in caring for hedgerows, we’re launching the first ever National Hedgerow Week. Events will include a social media competition, the launch of special HedgeFunds for planting hedgerows and a fun and innovative campaign to get people engaging with their hedgerows, called #talktothehedge

Project partners

The project partners include The Tree Council, Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Moor Trees, University of Reading, Future Gardeners (Worshipful Company of Gardeners) and Hedgelink. This project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, which is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.


Donate to The Tree Council

Donate to The Tree Council and we will use your generosity to plant, care for and protect trees at the local level, through our volunteers and community programmes and at the national level through advocacy, science & research and our network of members.