Sat 2nd February 2019
Tutor: Les Brannon
ABOUT THE COURSE
On this training course in Hampshire, you will gain practical, hands on experience in the ancient art of hedgelaying (South of England style). A local hedge will be laid using traditional tools i.e. billhook, broad axe and hand saws. The stock proof barrier created will then be trimmed by hand and secured with stakes and top binding. You will also learn about the history of hedgerows in our landscape and their habitat importance.
THE COURSE WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
No experience is necessary but due to the specific nature of the course, it will appeal to experienced gardeners, professionals and beginners alike.
WHAT TO BRING
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Les Brannon is an experienced teacher and woodsman. He has been coppicing hazel and sweet chestnut for nearly 15 years and makes a wide range of coppice products for sale to the public. He is also an experienced instructor in hedgelaying and is passionate about sharing his skills.
"Les was a professional, full of useful and interesting information. "