Laid hedge © Maurits Fontein
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Protecting Dorset's Hedgerows Appeal

Target: £30000.00
Raised So Far: £50.00

Why we need your help

This winter we are planning an extensive programme of hedgerow management work on a number of nature reserves, which will cost around £40,000 to complete. Our limited funding for this work comes to an end in December, so we need to secure a further £30,000 to ensure our hedges are maintained in good condition. 

This work includes laying and trimming established hedges and planting new ones. We also need to replace fences associated with hedges, which protect them from livestock whilst they grow and keep the animals in. We will also ensure that some young, emerging native trees are encouraged to grow to maturity. The programme is an expensive and time-consuming operation; requiring our Wardens, volunteer support, tools and training.

Over the next few months we are planning to:

  • Lay 1,060m of hedgerow, spread over six nature reserves
  • Plant two new hedges of 150m length at Happy Bottom nature reserve
  • Trim 3,200m of hedgerow, at seven of our nature reserves
  • Replace or install 1,300m of hedge fencing over 2 reserves
  • Provide hedge laying training events for volunteers

Your donation can make a real difference

  • £10 would pay for 1m of hedge fence to be erected
  • £15 would enable us to trim 5m of hedge
  • £30 would help 2m of hedge to be laid
  • £50 would cover the cost of 4m of new hedge to be planted

All funds raised through this appeal will be spent on our winter programme of hedgerow restoration on our nature reserves. Please help us if you can.

A donation receipt will be sent to you by email once your donation has been processed.

Thank you!

Rob Brunt
Head of Land Management

Raised online:£50.00
Raised offline:£0.00
Total giftaid:£7.50

Anonymous donation 25/Oct/2016


Anonymous donation 25/Oct/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Al Cook

Donated by Al Cook 24/Oct/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
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