One of our long-serving members of staff, Don Jones has been re-visiting previously planted hedgerows, some going back over a decade, to audit for current condition, losses, encroachment from development etc.
Although the survey is nearing completion, I can report on some of our successes and, in particular, the hedgerows that have blossomed from our endeavours.
Pictured is one hedgerow planted in 2008 in St.Clement that seems quite content in its new home. Looking at how well it has grown can only leave us all with a deep sense of satisfaction, we so often take our hedgerows for granted but when you have been a part of its birth and maintenance and then seen it mature years later, it fills you with pride.
Lets hope for many more like this in the continuing years to come!