Saturday 3rd February 2018
Tutor: Les Brannon
ABOUT THE COURSE
You will gain practical, hands on experience in the ancient art of hedgelaying (Southern Counties 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. The history of hedgerows in our landscape and their habitat importance will also be covered.
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
Safety boots and thick clothing including gloves, safety googles, hats, a wax jacket (if you have one) and thick trousers.
A packed lunch or lunch can be purchased from the onsite, Beech Cafe.
Refreshments will be available.
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.