Hedgerows

English name: Hedgerows

Description (English)

Woody vegetation forming strips within a matrix of grassy or cultivated land or along roads, typically used for controlling livestock, marking boundaries or providing shelter. Hedgerows differ from lines of trees (G5.1) in being composed of shrub species, or if composed of tree species then being regularly cut to a height less than 5 m.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code FA

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 84.2 Hedgerows same
CORINE Land Cover 2.3.1. Pastures not defined
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 26 Hedgerow wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J21 Boundaries: intact hedge narrower
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J232 Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-poor narrower
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J22 Boundaries: defunct hedge narrower
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J231 Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich narrower
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J23 Boundaries: hedge with trees narrower
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J2 Boundaries wider
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 3 Boundary and linear features wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.3 Formations buissonnantes (manteau, fourr├ęs, haies) wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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