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Review of the December Hedgerow Management Course

On Saturday 6th December, 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 a hedgerow in the final stages of decline.

The twenty-five participants included representatives from Tree Wardens in Havant Borough, West Sussex & Portsmouth, Brook Meadow Conservation Group, Friends of Nore Barn Woods and The Conservation Volunteers.

At the morning teaching session held at Brookfield Hotel, Jon Stokes gave a brief history of the hedgerow and Nigel Adams described 'How to read a hedgerow' and the various management options. The participants then walked to Nore Barn Woods and in small groups made an assessment of the hedgerow on the northern boundary of Nore Barn Woods.

After a very enjoyable al fresco lunch, the various management options, including laying and coppicing, were discussed and work was sta…

Monterey Pine in Waterlooville

We recently tweeted about the felling of a Monterey Pine in Andrew Crescent, Waterlooville.
https://twitter.com/HBTreeWardens/status/480066743952740353
Apparently the tree had been inspected by Hampshire County Council in Summer 2013 and following reports of loud cracking during the bad weather in the winter months, another inspection was made in February.

The February inspection revealed a partial failure of a main basal union that created an unacceptable risk that required work to be done.

Crown reduction was not possible as such work would have created signifcant wounds and a large amount of the crown would have been removed, as a result it was thought that the tree wouldn't have survived.

The only option was to remove the tree.

The council is currently considering replanting in the next plant season and we should have news about this when information is available.