Tuesday, 17 November 2015

News From The Hedgerow

Paul Loughnane and Colin Spencer

Wirral Countryside Volunteers held their ninth free hedge laying training day, opposite Barnstondale Camp, attracting 25 participants. They laid 60 metres of hedge.

The principle is easy... but the practice is more complicated than it first seems. Skill is required to create a well-constructed and flowing hedge, cutting the stems thin enough so the hedge regrows from the base but not so thinly cut that the stem dies. This event was supported by the Wirral Society, which is also the local branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Paul Loughnane

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