We’re pleased to announce that, to date, the Long Forest project has: 

  • Planted 119,711 trees as new hedges, restored gappy hedgerows and reconnected fragmented hedgerow networks.
  • Improved 34,628 metres of hedgerow by physical activity, with a further 113,063 metres now under a regime of progressive improvement.
  • Established four community tree nurseries which are raising young tree stock from locally-collected native seed – a sustainable method of helping future tree-planting schemes and protection against tree disease being introduced via imported stock  
  • Involved more than 3,000 volunteers right across Wales spending 13,000 hours in practical hedge-related activities – many individuals and groups participating on a regular basis
  • Delivered training to 1000 volunteers on how to plant, care for and restore hedgerows
  • Delivered formal training to 100 landowners across Wales on hedgerow planting and management 
  • Developed a Hedgerow Information pack; illustrated guides to planting & managing hedges and even ideas for related activities for community groups. Download here. 
  • 48,000 metres of field, wayside and garden hedgerow across the length and breadth of Wales have now been surveyed using the Long Forest app. You can still download the app for free on Android and IOS and record a hedge or two in your area while on your exercise walks!  

Below is a map showing all Long Forest activity across Wales.