On Saturday 6th December2013, a Hedgerow Management Workshop was held in Nore Barn Woods. Led by Jon Stokes of the Tree Council and using the services of Nigel Adams, master hedge-layer, the day consisted of tuition and hands-on practical sessions to rejuvenate ahedgerow in the last stages of decline.
The various management options, including laying and coppicing, were discussed and work was started. At the end of the day, a ten-year old section was laid in the south of England style and an older section in poor condition was coppiced.
To further improve the hedgerow along this section of the Wayfarers Walk, more elderly Hawthorns will be coppiced and in-filled with saplings such as Wild Plum. The large Hawthorn trees in the hedgerow will be kept.
The workshop was Lottery funded as part of the Tree Council’s 'Hedgerow Harvest History' project, with the aim of introducing edible fruits into our hedgerows