High Weald
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Chris has managed part of his land for wildlife for a number of years now and is starting to reap the rewards of increased biodiversity on his land.He manages his meadow traditionally by having a yearly cutting regime followed by removing the cuttings to deplete the fertility of the soil and thereby giving native flowers a chance to grow with less competition from rank grasses and invasive vegetation.

He leaves an area to go fairly wild and cuts his hedge on a three year cycle, to create a range of habitats to attract a variety of wildlife in a relatively small area.

Since adopting this management approach, Chris has seen a greater number and variety of plants, invertebrates and birds on his land and has not looked back to a more intensive approach.

To discuss how to make your land more wildlife friendly and the approach he has taken, you can contact Chris by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.