Grass cutting, hedges and trees
Hedge cutting is generally carried out between July and October. Although many of the hedges grow a lot during the spring, we are unable to start our programme of cutting them back until after the bird nesting season.
If the nesting season is late due to a cold spring, we are sometimes unable to start cutting back until late July.
Some areas are identified as low intervention to keep them natural and encourage as much wildlife as possible. They are visited and litter picked once a year.
Other areas are cut on an annual basis so that grasses and wildflowers have time to mature and self-seed before cutting takes place during October.