HEDGEROW CAMPAIGN

Hedgerow Planting - Jersey Trees For Life

Our annual Hedgerow Campaign has been running since 2007, creating safe corridors and habitats for wildlife, reducing soil erosion around agricultural fields and contributing to increased biodiversity.

Working with sponsors and volunteers, we’ve planted tens of thousands of metres of native hedgerow species such as hawthorn, field maple, holly, blackthorn, hazel and wild privet.

Throughout the year we seek and assess land for the following campaign, which takes place during the late autumn and winter months, from late November to March, when trees are dormant.

From spring our focus switches to maintenance. We make two visits annually to all hedgerows that we’ve planted – this is part of a service commitment to provide three years of aftercare. 

Hedgerows are a relatively late addition to the local landscape, first planted in the 1700s to protect the apple blossom from prevailing winds as the cider industry grew. Unfortunately, Dutch elm disease and the Great Storm of 1987 had a major detrimental impact, resulting in the loss and degradation of many hedges. 

We’re grateful to ATF Fuels for sponsoring the 2024/25 Hedgerow Campaign.

SUPPORT US TODAY

Volunteering with Jersey Trees for Life is a fantastic way to help your local environment while doing yourself a world of good in the process. It’s good for mind, body and soul. Why not give it a go?

You can also support us by signing up for annual membership, with all proceeds helping us to plant and protect trees, educate the community and become Jersey’s “Voice of the Trees”.