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Sunday, 4 March 2012

hedge laying at Wick Hill Hanger with HCV 3rd & 4th March 2012

the line of hazel (Corylus avallena) stools before pleaching

the hedgerow starts to take shape - day 1

trimming the brush of the hazel stools prior to pleaching

pleaching a hazel stool

A pleached hazel stool

tying in the end stake

heathering to hold down laid pleachers

hedgerow ongoing

reckoning the length of the hedgerow end of day 1

day 2 - pleaching hazel in the rain

day 2 activity stopped due to bad weather (rain,sleet then snow)
Thanks to Laura Parnell for photos 1,4 & 7
Hampshire Conservation Volunteers can be found at: www.hcv.hampshire.org.uk/

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