Hedges and nesting birds!

Those of you that visit the cemetery on a regular basis will know that several years ago the Friends, along with local school pupils, replaced a failing Beech hedge around the Civilian Garden of Remembrance with a biodiversity friendly Hawthorn hedge.

This hedge has matured beautifully and is now home to a diverse selection of insects and birds. A decision has been made by the Friends, following horticultural advice, that this hedge should now not be cut during the nesting season as that could represent a contravention of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, protecting nesting birds.

We will undertake a ‘heavier’ cut later in the year to reduce height and width etc.

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