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March 18th, 2024

ARRT volunteers help plant 750m of hedgerow

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Thanks to ARRT’s volunteers who have helped us plant 750m of native hedgerow, at Empshott Liss. We planted a variety of native hedgerow species such as of Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Spindle, Field maple, Hazel, Dog Rose Guelder Rose, Dogwood, Cherry and Crab Apple together with 75 Oak trees and 19 Sussex Black Poplar.

Despite the rain, wind and muddy conditions, hardy volunteers turned out to help with the planting – thank you to all who helped.

The trees and hedgerow are part of a Natural Flood Management (NFM) project to try and reduce the impact of sudden and heavy rainfall by slowing the flow of water and intercepting sediment and nutrients flowing into our streams.

A special thanks to Scott who braved the worst of the weather and helped plant for two consecutive days. Thanks to Midhurst & Petworth Rotary Club for their volunteers and support and the Empshott landowner who’s an active member of the Selborne Landscape Partnership.

It will be exciting to see how the hedges and trees grow over the coming years - watch this space!

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