The Devon Hedge Award has a different theme each year. For 2022 the theme is Hedgerow Trees. Across Devon, hedgerow trees are very important for wildlife , the landscape, carbon storage and flood relief. They are also things of great beauty and much valued by thew public. But their numbers are declinging and action needs to be taken to ensure that existing trees are managed carefully and new ones are established to replace those that die.
You can apply for a Devon Hedge Award in 2022 if you manage your hedgerow trees. This can include managing existing trees or increasing the number of hedgerow trees either through planting or singling up existing saplings. The Award is about saying thank you to people who are working hard to create wildlife-rich hedges within Devon’s countryside and gardens. You will receive an award plaque to proudly display on your gate, wall or door as well as a personal certificate.
Whether in towns or countryside, the way that hedgerow trees are managed greatly affects the wildlife and landscape of our countryside and urban areas. More information about this can be found throughout this website, particularly in the section on Hedgerow Trees.
To enter for an award please complete the entry form below and then submit it, with up to 4 photographs, to [email protected]. The closing date for entries is 31st December 2022.