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New Tree Council podcast explores the magic of hedgerows

A new podcast series from environmental charity The Tree Council explores the magic of hedgerows and the wealth of green job opportunities available to young people in the UK.

In each episode of Life On The Hedge, listeners will hear from a young person at the beginning of a blossoming career in nature and get the inside scoop on how to get started in a sector where the UK government has pledged to quadruple the number of jobs by 2030.

Hedgerows are amazing and they are a crucial part of the solution to the environmental challenges our planet is currently facing – but our hedgerows are under threat, with more than 50% lost since WWII. And those that remain are often mismanaged or at risk.

Life On The Hedge explores just how brilliant these hedgerows are and how young people searching for a nature-based career can get involved in protecting them, including through conservation and wildlife monitoring. Listings for environment jobs have increased by 91% compared to five years ago, so career prospects are good.

Each episode is led by a young person at the start of their green career, exploring a range of topics in conversation with a more experienced person in their field. Themes covered include fighting climate change, biodiversity, urban hedgerows, hedgerow preservation, the role of hedgerows in our culture and hedgelaying. The series heads outside to discover the wildlife that depends upon our hedges and demonstrate what it’s like to plant trees, cultivate native species, lay hedges, and work with farmers and volunteers.

On The Tree Council’s website, further information will be available at, with episode guests curating helpful resources and tips for listeners.

The podcast is available on all major podcast apps: The final episode in the series airs on Thursday 24th March.

About The Tree Council 

The Tree Council is a national charity and membership organisation, which brings everyone together with a shared mission to care for trees and our planet’s future. It aims to inspire and empower organisations, government, communities and individuals with the knowledge and tools to create positive, lasting change at a national and local level. The organisation is helped in its work by thousands of volunteer Tree Wardens and a growing force of Young Tree Champions. For more information about its work, visit

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