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Hedge laying, Jan 2006
thisis our field in winter

The tools of the trade

Andy making some pea sticks from a hazel pole

A perfest hazel stump for hedging. This was planted in 1998 or 99, and after some thinning out is ideal for forming the base of the new hedge.

Finishing the first section of hedge. The alder tree in the centre of the hedge has been retained to give it some height while the layed sections shoot back up, and will be coppiced for fire wood in the next year or two. Andy told me that he had coppiced alder as firewood successfully for many years.