Although this is a small, self-contained valley, the diversity of form, structure and quality of our hedges is wide.
Using a computerised geographical information system, Arboretum chairman Jon Ball made a random selection of 100 fields across the valley, and then selected one side of each field to be surveyed.
Thank you to the volunteers who have been out estimating the dimensions of the hedges, their state of maintenance, the presence of standard trees and the maximum size of those trees, the variety of woody species in the hedge, and the range of herbaceous plants associated with the hedges.
The report is attached. Unfortunately it has had to be compressed a bit, compromising slightly the original's excellent visual quality, but we hope you will find it informative and enjoyable.