Record of my work experience with Exmoor National Park

Monthly archives for February, 2014

Hedge laying 25-02-2014

Hedge laying 25-02-2014

Today we set out to correct some of our early mistakes with the blackthorn hedge along the border of the arboretum. We made good use of bilhooks and learned the technique of getting the stems to split along their natural fissures using the bilhook as a guide. As you can see the pleachers bend over […]

Write up of my day stalking

Write up of my day stalking

Stalking Directory

Hedgelaying – 04-02-2014

Hedgelaying – 04-02-2014

We did some hedgelaying practice this week at college. This is a difficult hedge to lay as it has been pollarded in the past, however we believe it should still be possible. The hedge is made up of 100% blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), we did discuss planting some hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) in the gaps to help […]