By Philip Case

Farmers Weekly

Defra’s decision to extend the hedgecutting ban to August was based on analysis of bird nesting records provided by volunteers to the British Ornithology Trust, Farmers Weekly can reveal. Farm leaders and farm contractors have reacted angrily to Defra’s decision to extend the ban to cover the whole of August, questioning the “evidence” used to justify an extension to the non-cutting period. Hedgecutting is now legally banned in the UK from 1 March to 31 August “to protect nesting birds […]

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