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Hedgerows are the vital stitching in the patchwork of our countryside. Not only are they beautiful, with shifting seasonal colours, but they also provide homes and corridors for wildlife. And all the while they help tackle the climate crisis by capturing carbon.

CPRE would like to see more hedgerows planted and restored, and are campaigning in support of the Climate Change Committee’s call for a 40% increase in the extent of hedgerows by 2050 to help tackle the climate emergency.

Download a leaflet about this here

Support our #40by50 campaign, calling on the government to commit to extending the hedgerow network by 40% by 2050.

There is lots more about hedgerows, including a recent history of what has happened to them, on the CPRE national website starting here.  Scroll down that page to view links to related articles.

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