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Higher Level Stewardship - Upper Hollowfields Farm, Worcestershire.

www.wildhollowfields.co.uk
Environmental LandCare has helped to enhance the environmental value of Upper Hollowfields Farm, through helping to carry out the Farm Environment Plan and successfully secure a Higher Level Stewardship scheme that fits in well with the existing farming system. From this, we have also helped with providing advice and practical assistance through pollarding bankside willows and hedgerow coppicing so as to help restore hedgerow structure and provide an important breeding habitat for the rare brown hairstreak butterfly which is found on the farm.

Higher Level Stewardship - Upper Hollowfields Farm, Worcestershire.

We are fortunate to benefit from Environmental LandCare’s continued support, knowledge and enthusiasm.  After first advising us with our Countryside Stewardship, a successful  Higher Level Stewardship application was produced.  It is an extensive Stewardship agreement, benefiting wildlife and our landscape features. Masterfully balanced and integrated seamlessly with our commercial farming.  This was undoubtedly instrumental in our winning a FWAG award and the West Midlands, Natural England Future of Farming Award 2008.

They have a rounded and practical understanding and as ably as they undertake the theory, have coppiced and managed our bankside trees and pollarded our old willows; proving them invaluable for our practical landscape work.’ Janette Terry, Upper Hollowfields Farm

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Environmental LandCare has helped to enhance the environmental value of Upper Hollowfields Farm, through helping to carry out the Farm Environment Plan and successfully secure a Higher Level Stewardship scheme that fits in well with the existing farming system... read more