I really enjoyed the recent coppicing and hedge laying training course that was organised by the Cotswold Tree Warden Group.
As well as learning about the history of countryside skills I also learnt so much of interest about environmental management and the benefits of traditional techniques for wildlife compared to the mechanised, industrial approach. The hedge shown in these pictures was laid using what’s known as the Midlands style. Our tutor had the most charming mix of a Gloucestershire/Midlands accent too!
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