Hedgecutting © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
The annual ban on hedgecutting returns in two weeks and contractors have been flat out completing work before the six-month shutout. Defra’s 2015 decision to ban farmers from trimming hedges on arable land throughout August was taken to ensure compliance with EU nature directives. It was taken without consulting the industry and many farm organisations, including the NFU and the Tenant Farmers’ Association, maintain that the extension is unjustified and not supported by impartial scientific data. See also: Hedgecutting ban […]
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