Hedgelaying

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Philip Brown
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Hedgelaying

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Some photos of our first hedge layed this week by contractors. Amazing transformation over 3 days. I agree with everyone who favours stepping a hedge over flailing the very life out of it.

Notice trees left at intervals. I shall plant further Holly, Hazel, wayfaring , spindle , dog Rose and honeysuckle etc.
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A few more photos
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Re: Hedgelaying

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Hi Philip,
That looks amazing. Hav you any pictures of the hedge before the work was done? It would be interesting to see. There's a really good Devon Hedge Group which is free to join. I would highly recommend it. They organise visits to farms and nature reserves. They have also published an excellenthandbook on hedgerow management. Good luck with all the work you're doing and thank you for sharing news of your progress
Best wishes
Jon
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Looks good! Who did the work?
I was born and brought up around Dartmoor and make my living as a farm conservation adviser assisting farmers and landowners in South Devon and Dartmoor.
I am a keen walker and can be seen several times a week on the southern moor!
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Hi Jon attached are pics of the hedge taken last year. Taken on 30th May , 4th September and 26th December last year.
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Hi Sally

The work was done by Tom Pinches and his team. Pleased to have found his details on this website. They are doing another hedge later this month.

Best wishes , Philip
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Some recent photos of our hedge and bank regrowth following steeping and cutting in Jan and March this year. Formerly an ancient orchard the last trees were removed in 1965 to make way for the electricity pylons that cross the fields. My grandfather who farmed at Denbury and Marldon bought the fields around 1942 . They have never been ploughed or intensively farmed. Now the larger field classified as a County Wildlife Site.
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A few more photos.
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