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Hedgerow And Farm Timber (Committee's Recommendations)

Volume 649: debated on Thursday 16 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken to bring to the notice of landowners, farmers and others the recommendations of the Committee set up by him about the need to preserve hedges and hedge timber.

When the Report of the Committee on Hedgerow and Farm Timber was published the Forestry Commission invited a wide variety of interests—including the Country Landowners' Association and the National Farmers' Union—to bring it to the notice of their members; and in the course of their duties field officers of the Commission and of the Ministry advise landowners and farmers on the value of planting and maintaining hedgerow trees in appropriate situations.