Feb 10 2020

Line of Beauty [Broadleaf Magazine, Autumn 2019]

[from Broadleaf magazine, Autumn 2019]   Line of Beauty   by Kit Buchan   A well-laid hedgerow is the backbone of biodiversity, and the Trust plants plenty. Novice hedger Kit Buchan tries his hand at the art of hedging with expert hedgelayer Heather Swift at Smithills, and reveals how vital these ecosystems...

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Feb 12 2019

Hedgelaying at Spud Wood

Volunteers joined  tutor  Damon Peacock this weekend for an introduction to the techniques and skills of hedgelaying.   Despite the occasional hail showers, volunteers from Friends of Spud Wood spent a fantastic couple of days at the Spud Wood site, getting to grips with the tools and...

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Nov 16 2018

Hedge laying taster days at Hedley Hall

Last week saw the delivery of our first one day hedge laying taster days, held at Hedley Hall, near Gateshead. Led by professional hedgelayer, David Boyson, these were a first introduction to volunteer new to hedgelaying to the basic techniques and principals. Thanks to everyone that...

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