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Hedgerow Heroes success in Lincolnshire

Peter Fox
By Peter Fox
5th April 2023

Our Hedgerow Heroes mission this year in Lincolnshire has been a success!


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 campaigned successfully to persuade the government to accept the Climate Change Committee’s call for a 40% increase in the extent of hedgerows by 2050 to help tackle the climate emergency.

Hedgerow Heroes

As part of this wider campaign, here at CPRE Lincolnshire we have been a part of the East Midlands Hedgerow Heroes project. From November 2022 to March 2023, we planted 1,600 trees, laid 550m of hedge and welcomed 55 volunteers at two sessions. Our focus was on two sites – Dunston Playing Fields and Mareham Pastures Nature Reserve – and we were supported by our partners Lincolnshire County Council and Dunston Parish Council.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us, volunteered, or shared the message more widely – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Male yellowhammer in the hedgerow