This session will explore the many facets of hedgerows, from wildlife habitat to cultural history, from ecosystem services to ecological resilience.
Nigel Adams and Dr Jo Staley from the UK introduce the importance of hedgerows, their roles in agricultural landscapes and current policy relevance. They will outline the contribution that hedgerows can make to nature conservation along with the many ecosystem services that they provide, and the importance of sensitive management to guarantee their survival into the future.
Colleagues in Canada and The Netherlands will present their own very different hedgerow stories: from a country that has never had hedges to one that almost completely lost them.
For further information on hedgerows, please visit Hedgelink UK.