This joint Devon Hedge Group and Devon County Council book was published in 2014. It is a comprehensive guide to Devon hedges, with much material relevant to hedges throughout the British Isles and northern Europe. HRH The Prince of Wales provided the foreword.
The book contains 17 sections as well as the foreword, a preface and a glossary. These sections are available as PDFs from links within relevant parts of this website. They cover history, ecosystem services, farming, wildlife, hedge creation and management, trees, moving hedges, pipelines, garden hedges, learning and the law.
For further information and how to purchase a full copy of the book see this flyer .
Our thanks to Perrie Hale Nursery and The Devon Wildlife Trust for sponsoring the book, and to Devon County Council , Exmoor National Park Authority and Dartmoor National Park Authority for grant-aiding the publication.
Wood fuel from hedges
This guide, published by the Devon Hedge Group on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership in 2014, explains how to manage and crop hedges in south-west England for fuel. For further information and how to purchase a copy, see Woodfuel.
Our thanks to the Tamar Valley AONB , Devon County Council and Lightsource for providing funding.
Community Wood Fuel from Hedges Toolkit
Prepared in 2017 by the Devon Hedge Group with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Tamar Valley AONB, this is a comprehensive online guide to starting community woodfuel groups, including membership, risk assessment, constitution and agreements with landowners. It also includes a guide to winter bud identification.
Distinctive hedge map
This interactive map shows the main hedge type in each part of Devon. Hedges are grouped into six different distinctive types. As well as showing their distribution, the map describes each type and its contribution to landscape character, its origins and historical significance, its characteristic hedge plants and wildlife and its management requirements.
Using images from the photo and art competitions we held in 2012, and our archive of historic images, we have produced a set of 12 attractive postcards. If you would like a set, please contact us. The set costs £2.50 plus p&p.