Suffolk Tree Wardens are in the news on the Suffolk Norfolk border when the local weekly newspaper Diss Express reported on their work to preserve and improve the region’s hedgerows for the benefit of wildlife, carbon reduction and the landscape.
Many people, especially Tree Wardens are concerned by the unsightly flailing of hedgerows which happens every year all over Suffolk and beyond.
In some ways the management of hedgerows may depend on what incentives there are from central government for landowners to either remove hedgerows or maintain them and plant more. The former was the case a number of years ago but there may be more incentives to plant hedgerows with the forthcoming Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme?? Who knows?
A recently published update of the Norfolk Trees and Hedges Explorer map This includes Suffolk. This is still work in progress and feedback is welcomed.
If you open the Layer List (see image above) you will see the tick boxes that control the visibility for these new layers
New hedgerow at a property in Preston St Mary. Trees donated by the Woodland Trust through the STWN 2020 tree offer.
Photos of tree planting by the Hill family at the Old Rectory in Drinkstone. These were taken before lockdown.
For the third year running, Suffolk Tree Warden Network (STWN) has been working in partnership with the Woodland Trust and Suffolk County Council to plant large numbers of fully subsidised trees in Suffolk.
The 2020 tree offer gave Suffolk Tree Wardens the opportunity to plant even more trees and hedgerows than in previous years in their communities.
Framsden Woodland Group planting a new woodland hedge on Sunday December 6th.
Framsden Woodland Group would like to express their thanks for the hedge plants provided by the Suffolk Tree Warden Network and Partnership of Woodland Trust, Suffolk CC & all.
Jeannie Buckingham Tree Warden Framsden
It is time for Tree Wardens to start applying for Trees and Hedgerow plants for planting next winter -2020 – 2021. Follow the link to find out more.
I am sorry to report that in the last week there has been further clearance of medieval field boundaries in Wilby, mid-Suffolk. The latest 200m to be destroyed was permitted by Suffolk County Council (SCC) under their land drainage powers.