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Trees Hedges and Woodland

Cornwall's landscape is of national and international importance as well as being vitally important to the local economy. Twenty-seven per cent of the county is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a further 24% as Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV). The landscape is formed from a combination of climate, geology, natural features and human activity. The landscape has been described through the Cornwall Landscape Characterisation Project and under Historic Landscape Characterisation on the Landscape Survey and Assessment page. These are useful resources for understanding our landscape.

Cornwall is a land of contrasts and this is reflected in its trees and woodlands. From the champion trees and valuable commercial timber of the sheltered valleys to the bent and windswept trees of the exposed hills and coast and the magical estuarine oakwoods (the Cornish 'Rainforest'). Cornwall has many hidden gems and whilst growing trees in Cornwall can be challenging it is not without reward.