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Trees and Hedges: Ashford Borough Council

Trees and Hedges

Ashford is rich in woodlandWoodland Picture, not just in the size of its resource (having more woodland than any other district in Kent and Medway) but also in the great ecological and historical diversity of its woods. Some are so important that they are National Nature Reserves – Orlestone Forest and Wye and Crundale Downs – and some are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). Over 10% of the area of the borough is Ancient Woodland.

Many trees or groups of trees are protected by Tree Preservation Orders. Trees in Conservation Areas are also protected.
Trees owned by the council are looked after by the council’s Green Team.

Works to a woodland may need a felling licence and further information is available from the Forestry Commission.

Some hedgerows can also be protected and more details are available on the Hedgerow Regulations and High Hedges pages. 


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