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BRANCHAGE/HABITAT
BRANCHAGE GUIDELINES
BRANCHAGE DO'S AND DON'TS
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BRANCHAGE DO'S AND DON'TS

BANQUE, HEDGEROW AND TREE MANAGEMENT

Guidelines on Best Practice

The ‘Visite du Branchage’ inspections take place twice a year in each parish during the three weeks commencing 24th June and the three weeks commencing 1st September. The Visites are to ensure that a height of at least 12 feet (3.7 metres) is kept above all public roads and 8 feet (2.4 metres) above footpaths at all times.

 

DO:-

 

·         USE YOUR SKILL TO RAISE THE FLAIL HEAD ENOUGH TO AVOID EXPOSING BARE SOIL.

·         DURING THE FIRST BRANCHAGE, CUT ONLY THE SIDES OF THE BANQUE TO A MINIMUM HEIGHT OF 10 CM.

·         LEAVE THE VEGETATION UNCUT ON THE TOP OF THE BANQUE, AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT OVERHANG THE ROAD.

·         ON THE SECOND BRANCHAGE IN SEPTEMBER, CUT THE SIDES AND TOP OF THE BANQUE TO A MINIMUM HEIGHT OF 10 CM.

·         LEAVE TUSSOCKS OF VEGETATION FOR WILDLIFE WHERE POSSIBLE.

·         TRY TO REMOVE ALL CUTTINGS; DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO COVER THE BANQUE OR FALL INTO THE ROAD.

·         CHECK FOR THE PRESENCE OF WILDLIFE IN THE VEGETATION, HEDGES AND TREES.

·         CONTACT JSPCA IF YOU FIND AN INJURED ANIMAL (TEL: 01534 724331).

·         TRY TO IDENTIFY RARE OR UNCOMMON PLANTS AND DON’T CUT THEM ON THE FIRST BRANCHAGE, BUT DO CUT ON THE SECOND BRANCHAGE.

·         CUT WITH HAND TOOLS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

 

DON’T:-

 

·         CUT THE VEGETATION AROUND THE BASE OF TREES, SHRUBS OR HEDGES.

·         DESTROY NESTS OR ROOSTS OR INJURE NESTING BIRDS, BATS, HEDGEHOGS OR OTHER WILDLIFE.

·         CARRY OUT MAJOR HEDGE CUTTING IN THE BIRD BREEDING SEASON (1ST MARCH—31ST JULY).

·         CUT SO SEVERELY THAT BARE SOIL IS EXPOSED.

·         CUT LOWER THAN 10 CM.

·         USE HERBICIDES FOR ROUTINE BRANCHAGE PRACTICE.

·         FLAIL OR STRIM JAPANESE KNOTWEED (separate leaflet available – Search ‘Japanese Knotweed’ on www.gov.je)

·         LEAVE CUTTINGS SCATTERED ACROSS THE BANQUE.

·         CUT THE INNER MARGIN OF HEDGEROWS EVERY YEAR, AND NEVER IN THE SPRING OR SUMMER.

·         CUT RARE OR ENDANGERED PLANTS.

 

For more information and guidance regarding branchage practice and habitat management, please contact either the Natural Environment Team at Growth, Housing & Environment: Tel 01534 441600 or The National Trust for Jersey: Tel 01534 483193. For injured wildlife please contact the JSPCA: Tel 01534 724331. For Asian Hornet sightings please phone 01534 441633.

 

A more detailed version of this document is available at https://www.gov.je/Home/Parish/Pages/Branchage.aspx  or on this website  Alternatively visit your Parish Hall or Parish website.https://parish.gov.je/Pages/default.aspx


























 

 


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