Nature Course: Hedge Laying
About the event
You will learn about hedging species, different techniques and how to lay a hedge using a combination of hand held tools such as bow saws and bill hooks, whilst using natural materials to hold and position the hedge.
Whether it’s your garden hedge, a hedge on your smallholding, or a skill you would just like to learn, this course is an ideal place to start. Hedge laying is a traditional rural skill, creating a stock-proof field boundary that is a useful living barrier as well as improving the value of a hedge for wildlife.
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What to bring
This course is very much a practical hands-on course and it’s advisable you bring suitable outdoor clothing, stout boots and be prepared to get the odd scratch. Gloves and tools will be provided along with tea and coffee. Participants to bring their own packed lunch.