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Bridge Farm hedgerow planting


Head to our blog for a deep-dive into the the project and its benefits, and to view the photo diary of the planting days.


The project


After a few month of discussions between Bridge Farm, North Somerset Council, the LANCE Trust and the Forest of Avon, it was agreed to plant almost 2kms of species-rich hedging that will link up two parcels of ancient woodland: Ashton Court and Yewtree Farm.

How it happened, February 2024 

Thanks to a grant secured through the Forest of Avon, we planted almost 2km of new hedgerow that will act as a wildlife corridor connecting two fragments of existing mature woodland. We planted 6,500 native trees that, in time, will create a billowing hedgerow, boosting biodiversity in the area. This land will be managed for biodiversity by the LANCE Trust.


Each day, volunteers and the team met at 10am for a quick overview of the day and a planting demonstration by the excellent Jack from North Somerset Council. Volunteers came from all over North Somerset and Bristol, many stayed for a few hours, and some returned day after day - fuelled by delicious homemade cakes.

Everyone wrapped up warmly and waterproofed, and we were SO delighted to have had over 150 volunteers get involved, despite the wild weather. The ground became completely waterlogged, so the task was finished in March.

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