Designing living spaces with hedgerows in mind

Chances are that you’re probably already aware of just how important our trees and hedgerows are for the natural world, thanks to their unmatched ability to store carbon and protect and provide for our wildlife. But did you know that trees and hedges also provide tremendous practical benefits for those lucky enough to live close by? From producing oxygen, improving air quality through filtering pollution, creating barriers to busy roads, mitigating flooding and improving the soil to cooling and shading their local environments, reducing noise, beautifying towns and cities and increasing property values, boosting our health and wellbeing and providing us with opportunities for recreation, leisure and cultural and historical connection, our humble hedgerows and stoic trees do so very much for us.

This week, we’re shining a spotlight on The Tree Council, a national charity that brings everyone together with a shared mission to care for trees and our planet’s future. They inspire and empower organisations, government, communities and individuals with the knowledge and tools to create positive, lasting change at a national and local level.

This September, The Tree Council will celebrate their second ever National Hedgerow Week, focused on the theme of Home Sweet Hedge. The week will take place between Saturday 17 and Sunday 25 of September and will feature a fascinating schedule of ‘Hedgerow Happy Hour’ talks as well as a whole host of unique opportunities that the public can get involved with. The full line up of events will be published shortly on”