Our amazing volunteers have been hedgelaying and dead hedging this winter



This January and February I have been so lucky to have some wonderful volunteers here helping me with hedge mangement.

You can read more about the importance of hedgerows here.

The wonderful thing about hedgelaying is that the branches we cut off enable me to make more dead hedges.


The pile of cuttings and branches, so many thorned (sorry guys!)  are woven between uprights to create a dense and wonder full ‘dead hedge’ which creates:

  • A home for wildlife, hiding places and nesting habitats for birds and mammals and hibernation spaces for hedgehogs and reptiles.
  • Food for insects.
  • And as they rot down the nutrient are recycled back to into the earth rather than being burnt and so releasing the carbon in the wood.