Hedge-cutting during bird nesting season
Hedges house nesting birds and it's important you don't cut them unless absolutely necessary between 1st March and 31st August or you may be breaking the law. Find out more.
Where do birds nest
Birds nest in various places within hedges, many not easily seen. Find out more.
Considerations and checks prior to cutting
Things to consider and checks you must make prior to cutting hedges during bird nesting season. Find out more.
Hedges and other wildlife
Hedges are home to more than just nesting birds and support a wide variety of wildlife that's important to our Biosphere. Find out more.
Manage hedges for wildlife
You can manage hedges, verges and sod banks in a way that encourages wildlife. Find out more.
Contact us with queries
If you have queries about hedges and hedge-cutting, email the Ecosystem Policy Team at DEFA via email@example.com or ring 01624 651577.