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Hedge Laying at Flatford Mill

Hedge Laying at Flatford Mill

Duration: 1 day

Price: £60

Book with: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt

Course Start Dates

Saturday 8th February 2020

About the Course

Hedge laying is the practice cutting, folding and weaving of a living hedge to create a good barrier and to regenerate the hedge. It is an ancient process for maintaining and enhancing these vital habitats in our countryside. This one day practical course will look at:

The species of hedge plants best for laying.
The process of cutting to lay, staking in place and top weaving.
Timings for the work and the practicalities of handling the mass of brush that inevitably is taken out from the hedge.
Safe handling of tools and full explanation of each part of the process will be given.

Course tutor: Richard King
Richard King trained as a biologist specialising in environmental science and this led him to understand the importance of eco-sustainable industries. He has spent over 10 years as a professional green wood worker and furniture maker with his work being in high demand across East Anglia.

What to bring
This is a winter activity in a rough thorny environment so wear good boots and strong clothes.
Strong leather gloves and if you have them some eye protection is worth having.
Axes, bill hooks, pruning saws and loppers will be supplied but do bring your own if have any.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Expert tuition
Free Wi-Fi
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
Picnic lunch

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  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends

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