Will you act now and donate £20 to buy a metre of hedge on Woodoaks farm?
With your support we can lock up carbon, improve soil, provide homes for wildlife and produce more food per hectare by planting thousands of hedges here at Woodoaks. And as your hedge grows, it will continue to be a valuable part of the farm for hundreds of years to come.
130 of the priority species listed in the government’s Biodiversity Action Plan live and thrive in hedgerows including the harvest mouse, and many species of bats and roosting birds. And the flowers and berries that fill these vibrant habitats also attract pollinators and birds.
As we expect climate change to bring more extreme weather events, hedgerows will act as a barrier at the margins of our fields to prevent soil being lost by flash floods. The deep root structures of hedges also help to keep soil firmly in place, reducing the risk of it being blown away during dry months and helping to mitigate flooding in wet ones.
Re-establishing our lost hedgerows can make a significant contribution to the UK's target of producing net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The diverse range of plant life that live in hedges helps combat climate change by storing carbon, and research shows that healthy soils store 3 times as much carbon as the atmosphere.
Please donate today to make sure our fields, hedges and countryside are havens for nature