Introduction to Basic Hedge Laying

Introduction to Hedge laying

Hedgelaying is an ancient traditional countryside craft with many different regional styles. It involves partially cutting through the stems, laying them over and weaving them together to produce a thick living barrier which then regrows from the base.

The basic principals of the cutting method are the same for all the regional styles, but the weaving, staking and presentation of the hedge differs between regions. This reflects the differences in the agricultural systems and practices of the different parts of the country, whether it is a sheep rearing area, cattle rearing or even arable farming area.

The Hedgelaying season is from Mid October to the end of March when the hedge-plants are in their dormant period.

Theses courses will be run by Andrew Kirkwood champion hedge layer.

Introduction to Basic Hedge Laying with Andrew Kirkwood

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) To be able to identify and maintain the tools needed for hedgelaying
2) To identify the hazards associated with hedgelaying activities and to be able to work in a safe and effective manner
3) To be able to successfully cut and lay a section of hedge in the local style
4) To understand the aftercare and subsequent management of the hedge

Training £170 per person for two days

Please note: From 1st September VAT will be charged at the standard rate
Training fee £150 +VAT = £180

All fees are payable upon booking

You will require:
1) Coveralls or old clothing
2) Safety footwear
3) Welding style gauntlet leather gloves e.g. Re-enforced welding gauntlet or Welding Gauntlet
4) Waterproofs
5) Dinner and drinks
And bags of enthusiasm!

We will provide other specific equipment for the training

Two days training

Lowe Maintenance Certification of Attendance Basic Introduction to Hedge Laying

6th & 7th November 2017          4th & 5th December 2017 (Stories in Stone group, terms and conditions apply)

22nd & 23rd January 2018          5th & 6th February 2018          5th & 6th March 2018

Please note that courses need a minimum of 4 people to run

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