Hedgelands [US Edition]

“Hedgelands” by Christopher Hart embarks on a celebratory exploration of the British countryside’s hedgerows, showcasing their profound impact on the nation’s ecology, language, and cultural landscape.

A Tribute to British Hedgerows

  • Christopher Hart delves into the life and history of the countryside hedge, an ancient and essential part of Britain’s landscape.
  • Highlights the hawthorn and hazel of ancient hedgerows, home to a diverse array of wildlife.

Ecological Heroes of the Landscape

  • Presents hedgerows as critical habitats for wildlife, including birds, mammals, and insects.
  • Emphasizes their role in carbon sequestration and ecological diversity as powerful allies against climate change.

A Call to Action for Preservation

  • Chronicles Britain’s loss of 50 percent of its hedgerows since WWII, underscoring the urgent need for conservation.
  • Offers inspiring insights into the joy and rewards of hedge restoration, even on a small scale.

Impact and Inspiration for All

  • Encourages everyone, regardless of location, to take actions that support hedgerow preservation and restoration.
  • Christopher Hart’s narrative reminds us of the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, particularly through the lens of hedgerows.

“Hedgelands” is not just a book; it’s an invitation to appreciate and engage with the natural world through the lens of Britain’s hedgerows, offering practical insights for fostering biodiversity and environmental health.

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781915294470

Pages: 208

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 6 x 9 inch