Five years ago the Suffolk Coastal Greenprint Forum (which was set up to involve communities and interest groups in Local Agenda 21), began promoting a voluntary hedgerow survey and set up a sub-group which proceeded to organise training sessions, information packs and back-up support to enable interested groups in Suffolk Coastal to complete a hedgerow survey in their parish.
The survey seeks not only to record the existence of all hedgerows, but also carry out detailed surveys of representative sample lengths of each hedge indicating the number of hedgerow species present, the ways the hedgerow is managed and its relationship with adjoining features.
The Pettistree survey, is one of 200 being undertaken by parishes countywide, and the 'Hedgerow Team' are enjoying the work involved. They have received tremendous support from local farmers and hope to present the results at the Pettistree Heritage Weekend in July 2005.
Anyone interested in this work can find further information from: