Norfolk FWAG is pleased to be managing the ‘Pinelines and Pine Connections’ project, which is part of a larger project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The twisted, pine hedge lines of Breckland are a classic landscape feature on this light sandy soil. Unfortunately, they are all almost exactly the same age, so this project looks to develop more for the future so the area retains its distinctive feel.

Pinelines are also valuable for wildlife, as they tend to be associated with cultivated or permanent margins, and provide a degree of protection from agricultural operations for invertebrates. Some of the rarest ground beetles in the country are found in this habitat.

There is some money available to help plant new pinelines or restore or gap up existing lengths. We will be approaching farmers in the target area directly, but if you have pinelines on your land and are interested in taking part in this project, please get in touch with heidi@norfolkfwag.co.uk.

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