Traditional Hedgelaying Workshop

This two day workshop will cover the history, ecology and traditional, non-mechanised management of hedgerows on Day One, in the classroom, as well as regional styles of hedgerow laying and tool advice. Day Two is a practical; out ‘in the field’ applying newly acquired knowledge and techniques required for hedgelaying, using traditional tools and materials in the South of England style. NOTE: Day One also includes an Advisory Session where participants can bring along photos /jpegs of hedgerows they may need guidance on and the tutor can advise future good practise to both renovate and/or maintain those hedgerows (subject to location distance the tutor may be able to offer a free site visit at a later date should you require further help).

Strictly no chainsaws – this course will cover the use of traditional tools only.

This hedgelaying course runs from 09.30 to 16.00 on both days and includes FSC publication ‘A Guide to Hedgerows’

Our Natural History and Exploring Nature and the Arts courses are designed for those aged 18 and above. If you are interested in one of our courses but are under 18 at the time of the course beginning please contact the Centre hosting the course prior to booking to discuss the content and its suitability.

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 020 8502 8500.

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Key Information

Start date:

25th October 2018 at 9:30am




Field Studies Council




Nature & Wildlife, Sustainability


Epping Forest, Essex, United Kingdom

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