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Last Saturday saw The Conservation Volunteers team up with the Medway 11th scout troop to plant a new hedgerow for wildlife at their scout hut on boundary road.

Over 200 trees of all different varieties were planted on the day with the help of twenty volunteers and the scouts themselves. The new hedgerow is not only an improvement to a local green space but it is also going to help the scouts work towards their naturalist activity and global conservation badges.

“It’s fantastic to see the community come together to do something positive for nature” Sophie Walkden Volunteer Officer for The Conservation Volunteers. 

Since the middle of 20th century our native hedgerows have been disappearing at an alarming rate due to increased pressure on land and commercial farming. Hedgerows provide vital resources for some of our most endangered mammals, birds, and insect species.

As well as being a resource for some of our most endangered animal hedgerows provide important habitats in their own right, they act as wildlife corridors allowing dispersal between isolated habitats.

The Conservation Volunteers were supporting this community project through our Kent Heritage Trees Project, the project aims to record and survey 10,000 heritage trees in the county, plant 23,000 new trees and promote Kent’s heritage trees through a programme of education and activities.

For more information about Kent Heritage Trees Project click here