Practical Hedge Laying

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Theory and Practical
The expected duration for the course is two days, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.

Learn the basics of hedge laying craft in our two-day practical course.

Overview in brief

Hedgerows are an important part of our landscape, as a boundary, shelter and so our wildlife can flourish. They need to be planted and laid in the right way, so they grow strong and survive.

Our course has been developed for you, as an individual or for your land-based business to give you the necessary basic skills to plant and maintain your hedgerows.

The finer details

The two-day course is training only with a certificate if you complete the course.

It will run ideally between leaf fall (November) and before the bud breaks (March).

You will run through some theory but there will be lots of practice at hedge laying and its upkeep.

Course sessions:

  • Safety guidelines
  • Tools
  • Hedge species and basics
  • Demonstration and practice
Who should attend?
  • Land owners/ managers / workers/ contractors
  • Volunteer/ community groups
  • Any one who  wants to learn traditional heritage skills and techniques
What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate the care and maintenance of hedge laying tools
  • Follow safety procedures during operations
  • Advise on suitable hedge maintenance techniques
  • Prepare and establish new hedgerows
  • Identify and prepare hedgerows for hedge laying work
  • Practice basic hedge laying, suiting the local style
Other areas of interest?
  • Level 1 Certificate in Dry Stone Walling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Dry Stone Walling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Dry Stone Walling

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