Many miles of hedgerows have been planted around field boundaries. Internal field hedges are only cut every third year and out of the nesting season. Amongst a host of other benefits, these natural borders not only provide a habitat for wildlife but also reduce soil erosion and run-off.
Lyndon Estate in partnership with the Conant Farming operations takes great pride in the commitment made to environmental conservation. We recognise that by maintaining and optimising our land will ensure future generations can enjoy it just as we do today.
We have taken part in Countryside Stewardship Schemes for many years, most recently Entry and Higher Level Stewardship (ELS & HLS). Hedgerows have been planted, buffer margins have been created around every field and nest boxes strategically erected around the holdings.
In addition we endeavour to operate the estate and farms in an environmentally efficient manner. Considerable investment has been made in alternative energy systems.
Trees are of great importance to us, not just in terms of maintaining our existing woodland, but by also creating new plantations and shelterbelts. The ancient trees along the various avenues leading into Lyndon offer an enchanted welcome. We plant and replace roadside trees. Stricken trees where possible are processed into firewood.
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