Trees and hedges
About Hart's trees and hedges
How we manage, look after and preserve trees and hedges in Hart
In Hart we are fortunate to have a rich diversity of trees and significant woodland cover compared with other parts of the country.
Hart as a whole has 28.5% of tree canopy cover, way above the national average of 16%.
Trees play a vital role in helping us:
- combat climate change
- reduce temperatures in our towns and cities when the weather’s hot
- capture and store carbon, by slowing down rainwater which reduces flooding and nutrient loss from our soils
We manage Council-owned trees across our commons and open spaces. We also assess applications for works to protected trees and high hedges.