Prioritising safety and wildflower conservation in Essex this grass-cutting season

Essex Highways is conserving wildflower species in verges across 90 locations in Essex.  Where safe, certain roadside verges will be left uncut throughout May until late June.  They provide sanctuary for nationally scarce wildlife species. These include such as Sulphar Clover, Lesser Calamint, and Crested Cow Wheat.  Essex Highways is working with its arboriculture team to […]

TfL more than doubles roadside area to be managed as wildflower verges following successful trials

TfL has more than doubled the roadside area to be managed as wildflower verges following successful trials, it has reported. An additional 74,000 square metres of wildflower verges takes the total across London to almost 130,000 square metres, equivalent to 18 football pitches Wildflower verges encourage biodiversity and help wildflowers thrive, which can lead to greater amounts […]

Forests continue to grow around the UK thanks to National Highways invetments

Yorkshire’s forests continue to flourish with the creation of new green corridors, helping to build homes for wildlife as National Highways celebrates Nature Week. Yorkshire’s forests continue to flourish with the creation of new green corridors, helping to build homes for wildlife as National Highways celebrates Nature Week. Future generations will be able to watch […]

National Highways transforms its land and verges alongside M4

National Highways has said it is working towards transforming its verges and land alongside the M4 in Wiltshire and the A46 near Bath to improve habitats for bees, butterflies…and otters. Areas of wild and unproductive vegetation are being removed from the roadsides and re-seeded with native grasses and wildflowers over the coming weeks to create […]

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