March 1st

  • You must not cut or trim hedges or trees from this date, but you can carry out hedge and tree coppicing and hedge laying from 1 March until 30 April. Fruit and nut trees in orchards, or trees acting as windbreaks in orchards, vineyards, hop yards or hop gardens are not included in the ban. (GAEC 7a and 7c)


May 1st

  • You must not carry out hedge or tree coppicing or hedge laying from this date. (GAEC7a and 7c)


August 1st

  • If you have been granted a derogation by RPA, you may be able to cut or trim hedges throughout August, to sow oilseed rape or temporary grassland. (GAEC 7a)


September 1st

  • You can cut or trim hedges and trees from this date. (GAEC 7a and 7c)



4R Reassurance will provide you with all Cross Compliance Dates in your Farm Pack