Hedges are amazing features of our rural and urban landscapes. They provide a huge number of benefits not only to humans but also to wildlife.
Their benefits include providing shelter, foraging and commuting routes for a wide range of wildlife species, such as birds, amphibians, bats and invertebrates, capturing carbon and filtering pollutants, providing privacy in our gardens, the list goes on.
As tree and hedge champions in the local community, Tree Wardens are well placed to promote the importance of hedges in our towns, cities and countryside. This module aims to give you and your Tree Wardens a good, detailed understanding of why hedges are important, and what you can do to protect them.