24 November 2019, 10:00 - 15:00 ( Add to calendar )
Course Provider: Wychwood Project
This course is suitable for anybody with little or no experience of hedgelaying.
Learn the traditional art of hedgelaying with an experienced local hedgelayer. Originally used for the purposes of stock control, hedgelaying was once common practice. However, due to the introduction of cheaper and less labour intensive methods of stock control, this traditional form of land management is now a much rarer skill. It is now enjoying a revival across the country as an important wildlife resort.
On the course you will learn to: - clear/prepare the hedge
- cut and lay the pleachers
- fix the stakes
- correctly use hedge laying tools
- learn the benefits of hedgelaying for wildlife and landowners
What to Bring
You will need stout boots/footwear, plenty of warm clothes, waterproofs, gloves (optional), a packed lunch and drinks.
What we provide
All tools and equipment necessary for the course will be provided and the instructor will run through how each tool should be used during the course. Gloves and goggles are also provided. Parking and a toilet will be available on or near to the work site.