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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…