The Isle of Wight Hedgerow Group has announced that the hedgelaying competition will not go ahead this year.
Organisers have been unable to secure a site with both a good hedge and safe access so have decided not to proceed.
A spokesperson for the group said: “We shall be back in future years. Many thanks to the sponsors, supporters and competitors who have been involved so far, and apologies for the break.”
“In the meantime, if you know a landowner with a tall, even hawthorn hedge of 200m or longer that is not on a roadside, with a dry field for parking next to it, get in touch for 2020″