Hedge laying

Curdworth, Kingsbury Road – October 2017

100m of hedge laid in October 2017 at the site owned and managed by Curdworth Parish Council.  It was carried out by contractor Andy Hollis, a member of the Hedgelaying Society who lives local in North Warwickshire.

Whitacre Heath SSSI – January 2017

175m of hedge laid in January 2017 at the site owned and managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.  It was carried out by contractor Andy Hollis, a member of the Hedgelaying Society who lives local in North Warwickshire.

  • Jan-17 Hedgerow before works, gappy at bottom and turning into trees
    January 2017 - Hedgerow before works, gappy at bottom and turning into trees
  • Feb-17 Hedge newly laid in Midland Bullock style
    February 2017 - Hedge newly laid in Midland Bullock style
  • Jun-17 hedgerow establishing nicely just six months on
    June 2017 - Hedgerow establishing nicely just six months on

Southfields Farm – January / February 2017

65m of hedge laid with Tameforce volunteers in February 2017

Kingsbury Water Park – February 2016

20m of hedge laid with Tameforce volunteers in February 2016

  • 1 year after completion, the hedge is healthy and thickened

Environment Agency, Lea Marston Lakes – February 2016

30m of hedge laid as training event with EA Operations team

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    August 2015 before work, hedge is very tall creating a very dark bridleway
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    February 2016 following completion, the hedge is open and light.

RSPB Middleton Lakes – January 2016

45m of hedgelaying carried out with volunteers over a weekend

  • January 2016 a tall stragley hedge
  • January 2016, job complete a neat hedgeline
  • Participants of the Hedgelaying taster weekend ran by our very own, Simon Lowe - Skills and Training Officer
  • June 2017 a year on and the hedge is growing well

Kingsbury Water Park – March 2015

80m of hedge laid with volunteers Feb/March 2015 with training carried out by own Skills and Training Officer, Simon Lowe

  • March 2015 - Volunteers start working on the tall hedge
  • February 2015 - Following completion
  • August 2015 - More light has meant the ground flora has established and tall grasses growing
  • June 2017 - two years after hedge laid the grass margins are dense creating a great margin for small mammals and pollinators. The hedge has thickened and is healthy. Great for nesting birds and creating an essential livestock enclosure for the sheep that graze the meadow