Hedgerow in fruit in Kent


2025 target

Restore 2250 km and plant 2250 km new species-rich hedgerow

Current resource (Kent Habitat Survey 2012)

Approx. 11,734 km


From 1990 onwards the decrease in managed hedgerows in Kent has been predominantly through inappropriate management rather than actual hedgerow removal. The targets for planting new hedgerows and restoring relict hedgerows and woodland shaws aim to reverse this trend, and will principally be delivered by the KNP partners and others through mechanisms such as agri-environment schemes.