Hedge flailing

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Malcolm Baldwin
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Hedge flailing

Post by Malcolm Baldwin »

I have been increasingly concerned about the sorry state of hedgerows in Devon. Hopefully this short article will raise awareness and lead to better practices. Malcolm Baldwin
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Jennifer
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Re: Hedge flailing

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Any advice as to what to do when possibly a badger has come through a hedge and made a wide gap in it..?
Robin
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Re: Hedge flailing

Post by Robin »

Laying the hedge should fill the gap, so long as the trees are taller than the width of the hole.
Hedge-laying is surprisingly easy - after one day's training I felt confident to manage various sections around our land. If it is a long continuous hedge and you don't have the energy to lay it all, you can just lay a section where the gap is.
There are some very useful short videos on the Forum that explain the technique.
Hope that helps!
Jennifer
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Re: Hedge flailing

Post by Jennifer »

Many thanks for the reply.
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