Filling in the Gaps
Hethersett Tree Wardens, Colin Ward and Anne Edwards
(pictured above), were out and about during National Tree Week, which ran from
26th November to 7th December, planting native hedgerow trees around the
With permission from local landowners, oaks, limes,
rowans and ash trees have been used to fill gaps in some of Hethersett’s
“Hedgerow trees are a quintessential feature of our
landscape and an important haven for wildlife. The trees, together with the
hedgerow, represent a range of wildlife habitats. They provide shelter, food
and nesting sites for birds, roosts for bats and support rich insect and
lichen communities. Unfortunately, there are far too few young trees to
replace existing mature hedgerow trees when these reach the end of their
lives” said Mr Ward.
Plants were provided by South Norfolk District Council via its tree warden scheme. Any other Hethersett landowners who would like to get involved with the hedgerow tree campaign should contact Colin Ward on Norwich 810170.