HEDGE CUTTING SEASON CLOSED


 REMINDER – HEDGE CUTTING SEASON CLOSED

Wildlife Acts 1976 to 2018
Restrictions on the Destruction of Hedgerows and the Destruction of Vegetation on Uncultivated land

In Ireland, where there is a low cover of native woodland, hedges are of exceptional importance in providing habitats and corridors for maintaining wildlife diversity, particularly for birds, but also for wild plants and other ecologically important organisms that provide food and shelter for birds

Under Section 46 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000 hedge cutting is only permitted between 1st September and 28th February each year.

Hedge cutting is now prohibited at this time and breaches under this Act are subject to prosecution and fine.

Adrian Barrett
Senior Engineer Roads
Laois County Council
9th March 2021