There are just two weeks to go before the hedgecutting season re-opens. The permitted time frame for hedgecutting will start on 1 September.

Hedgecutting is not permitted during the bird nesting and rearing season under Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions cross compliance legislation. The bird nesting season runs from 1 March to 31 August, during this time hedge trimming or lopping of branches is only allowed if it is for road safety reasons.