Hedge laying courses
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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.
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...
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 Pest control Coppicing for economic and wildlife benefit This one day coppicing course is an introduction...
You will learn the traditional art of hedge laying by tackling a hedge with the aim of completing a small section from start to finish. The course will cover the fundamentals of hedge laying and all the necessary skills and techniques that are required for successful hedge laying. We will lay the hedge in the Midlands style, as this is the most generic style and most widespread, but an overview of the different styles of...
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...
A 2 day practical, hands-on course, suitable for beginners and improvers, set on a beautiful, peaceful site in the heart of the Kent Weald near Edenbridge. Use our coppiced stakes and binders (cut during the coppicing course earlier in the season), and undertake an ancient hedge restoration and stock-proofing technique. An immensely satisfying and effective weekend.
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.
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...