Hedges plantations


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall
Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Intense frost / Late frost
Wind / storms

Farming system

All arable crops

Description of the measure

Hedges or trees planted in plots borders using native species.

Comments on sustainability

It increases CO2 retention. Hedgerows and trees in borders create a microclimate that reduces: hot/cold winds, soil runoff during rainy periods, frozen effects, etc. It allows a better soil structure & water retention. It increases the biodiversity including useful fauna to fight against plagues and pests. Investments are needed at short term and incentives in order to cover the economic losses of UAA. Technical assessment needed to use native species.