Hedgelaying courses and workshops across the UK. Learn how to correctly lay hedges to protect the flora, fauna and wildlife our our countryside. Laid hedges not only look beautiful; they also create effective natural boundaries.
This is a hands on practical course on woodland management.
We will look at restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland. The courses include preparation of the work area, tool use and care, coppice restoration, working methods, material selection, storage. We will be discussing -
Developing a coppice rotation
Felling and processing
Understanding stool density
layering and planting
Coppicing for economic and wildlife benefit
This one day coppicing course is an introduction...
- Next course on 15th February 2019
Join Andrew Brown-Jackson, a professional dry-stone waller and hedge layer, on this two day course at Creswell Crags.
Designed for those beginning the craft of hedge laying, Andrew will guide you through all steps with patience, allowing you to progress at your own pace with your own section of hedge.
If you already have the basics of hedge laying, and are looking to improve, Andrew will be able to assess and help you progress to...
Hedge laying has a huge heritage and conservational value. With the wildlife benefits associated with hedges, it is really important to continue this skill.
With this full day training session, you will cover the fundamentals of hedge laying and all the necessary skills and techniques that are required for successful hedge laying. We will be laying hedges Cheshire style, as this is most common style locally.
This course is designed for absolute beginners wanting to...
Hedgelaying - one day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
The purpose of hedgelaying is to restore a hedge that has become sparse at the base, or has grown without being trimmed. Hedgelaying thickens a hedge therefore giving more shelter for livestock on farms and a habitat for nesting birds and wildlife. During this one-day introductory course, you will learn the techniques of hedgelaying and have a go at transforming a wild unkempt hedge...
If you have neglected hedges on your land, or just want to acquire the knowledge and skills in this ancient craft? Then join us to learn how to make them stock-proof, more beneficial to wildlife and look good too. We will teach you traditional hedge laying using hand tools. Learn how to use a bill hook - the iron age tool that is still the best for the job today.
A very practical, hands-on two days learning to lay a Midland style hedge with expert Clive Leeke. Find out all about this traditional skill on the job. Perfect for beginners and those who wish to gain more experience.
This is a 2 day practical course covering all aspects of hedge laying including:
- Identify different hedge laying styles
- Identify suitable hedge species
- Undertake the different stages of hedge laying, pleaching, stacking and binding
- Lay a number of hedges of different sizes types and ages
- Use and maintain the different hand tools needed in hedge laying
Karl is a professional full time hedge layer with over 30 years experience and...